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In June 2016, AmSurg Corp. and Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (Envision) announced they have signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which the companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. Upon completion of the merger, which is expected to be tax-free to the shareholders of both organizations, the combined company will be named Envision Healthcare Corporation and co-headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and Greenwood Village, Colorado. The company's common stock is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol: EVHC. Bass, Berry & Sims served as lead counsel on the transaction, led by Jim Jenkins. Read more.

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Inside the FCA blogInside the FCA blog features ongoing updates related to the False Claims Act (FCA), including insight on the latest legal decisions, regulatory developments and FCA settlements. The blog provides timely updates for corporate boards, directors, compliance managers, general counsel and other parties interested in the organizational impact and legal developments stemming from issues potentially giving rise to FCA liability.

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Privacy Perils: Google's Listening ... and Remembering

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September 23, 2016

Unlike Children And Spouses, Google Remembers EVERYTHING You Say (Which Might Not Always Be A Good Thing)

Let's suppose you have asked Google a few questions you are not particularly proud of, such as, 'Ok, Google, what exactly is the Electoral College?" or "How does a bill become law?" Unless you have disabled this feature, every time you do a voice search, Google records it for posterity and possible future document requests. You may not be aware that Google lets you hear (and delete) these recordings. Here's how: go to Google's Voice and Audio Activity page to delete the recordings individually or select DELETE ACTIVITY BY to delete by date or topic. While you're at it, you can also tell Google not to record those voice searches in the first place, to stop tracking every web page you surf, to stop monitoring and recording every single location you physically visit, and to stop memorializing every single YouTube search you run or video you watch, all from this page. While the fact that Google records these types of audio searches might make certain Android users nervous, having the recordings available for users to listen to and delete is more transparent than similar services like Siri (which stores your data for up to two years, unless you turn off the service).

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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