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Primary Care Providers Win Challenge of CMS Interpretation of Enhanced Payment Law

With the help and support of the Tennessee Medical Association, 21 Tennessee physicians of underserved communities joined together and retained Bass, Berry & Sims to file suit against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to stop improper collection efforts. Our team, led by David King, was successful in halting efforts to recoup TennCare payments that were used legitimately to expand services in communities that needed them. Read more

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GDPR Top 5 Actions You Should Take Now

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25th. As most organizations are aware, the GDPR applies not only to EU businesses but also many companies in the U.S. While the deadline is quickly approaching, most organizations are still grappling with the implications of the regulation on their business. Even if your readiness efforts are behind the curve, the GDPR Top 5 Actions You Should Take NOW will help you begin your efforts towards compliance and help mitigate your organization's risk in the short-term.

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Privacy Perils: Thieves Take Joyrides with Stolen Uber Accounts

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February 12, 2016

What's more valuable to identity thieves than your credit card account? Your Uber account, apparently.

Last month, the IT security company Trend Micro reported that personally identifiable information (such as social security number/date of birth) was selling on underground markets at an average of $1.00 to $3.30 per account (a decrease from the 2014 high of $4.00 on average), while stolen Uber account information went for $3.78 per account on average. The stolen information can generate quite a profit: typically its purchaser sets up a fake account as an Uber driver, then uses the stolen account information to request, and charge for, "phantom" rides. While credit card companies have become increasingly adept at swiftly detecting and preventing fraudulent account activity, hacked Uber accounts appear to be less easily detected – making them all the more valuable. 

According to reports, Uber is aware of this activity and is testing out additional security measures, including implementing two-factor authentication to access a user's account. While two-factor authentication has been rolled out in some areas, it is not available in all markets. In the meantime, there are steps you can take to protect your own account from ghost riders. First, and perhaps most importantly, monitor activity on all your accounts, particularly when your information is stored in an app or website. Second, avoid using the same password across multiple accounts, and ensure your passwords are strong. And third, the sooner you report any fraudulent activity, the better.

Privacy Perils imageCheck out our series, Privacy Perils, to learn what steps you can take to guard your personal and company data. For more information about this topic and other cyber security concerns, please contact Bob Brewer, Tony McFarland, Elizabeth Warren or a member of our Privacy & Data Security team.

 


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