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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: 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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