AHLA Calls on Scott Bennett to Discuss Big Data, Artificial Intelligence Impact on Patient Privacy with Connections Magazine

AHLA Calls on Scott Bennett to Discuss Big Data, Artificial Intelligence Impact on Patient Privacy with Connections Magazine

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) with big data is raising serious questions about privacy, such as whether the legal standards for deidentifying health information need updating.  Attorney Scott Bennett discussed this issue in a recent article for the American Health Lawyers Association’s Connectionsmagazine, “Patient Privacy in an Era of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.” The article was part of the magazine’s feature on the top 10 issues in health law for 2020. In the article, Scott explained when personal information is deidentified, it is no longer protected by HIPAA and other privacy laws. AI technologies – combined with the vast amounts of data now available about nearly every aspect of people’s lives – are making it increasingly easy to identify individuals from supposedly deidentified data. That is raising questions...

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Scott Bennett, Melissa Soliz Contribute to American Health Lawyers Association’s Corporate Practice of Medicine: A 50 State Survey

Scott Bennett, Melissa Soliz Contribute to American Health Lawyers Association’s Corporate Practice of Medicine: A 50 State Survey

Restrictions on the corporate practice of medicine  vary from state to state, which can create challenges for health care providers and practices. Attorneys Scott Bennett and Melissa Soliz helped clarify this complex set of regulations, contributing to the second edition of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)’s Corporate Practice of Medicine: A 50 State Survey. Melissa and Scott wrote the chapter of the book that explains corporate-practice restrictions in Arizona. Scott has extensive experience assisting clients in health care and other industries with information privacy and security. He helps clients work to prepare for and avoid data breaches, and to comply with federal and state breach laws if a security incident occurs. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He serves as Chair...

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What All U.S. Businesses Need to Know About the California Consumer Privacy Act

What All U.S. Businesses Need to Know About the California Consumer Privacy Act

A new California privacy law goes into effect on January 1, and it will require major changes in how many companies in Arizona – and the rest of the United States – handle consumers’ personal information. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) applies far beyond companies with a physical presence in California. It can apply to any company that simply does business in California, which can include providing goods or services to California residents. In today’s mobile and global society, that’s an astounding number. One privacy organization estimates that the CCPA will apply to 500,000 companies in the United States, including many small- and medium-sized businesses. The groundbreaking legislation expands privacy rights for consumers and changes the way businesses disclose and use personal information. Here, we’ll cover which businesses...

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Coppersmith Brockelman Attorney Scott Bennett discussed CCPA in an article for Az Business

Scott Bennett Shares Far-Reaching Impacts of New California Privacy Law with Az Business

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, requiring changes to how companies handle the personal information of customers who live in California. In an article for Az Business, attorney Scott Bennett answered key questions about CCPA and explained how it affects Arizona businesses and consumers.  Scott touched on which businesses the law applies to, what constitutes “personal information” as well as a business’ obligations under CCPA. He also noted the potential consequences of violating the law and outlined steps to ensure compliance.   Scott has extensive experience assisting clients in health care and other industries with information privacy and security. He helps clients work to prepare for and avoid data breaches, and to comply with federal and state breach laws if a security incident occurs....

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Scott Bennett, Marki Stewart Discuss Health Care Technology Trends in Presentation for State Bar of Arizona

Attorneys Scott Bennett and Marki Stewart recently broke down some of the health care community’s hottest legal trends in a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar for the State Bar of Arizona. Scott addressed key developments in privacy law, including the California Consumer Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union. Both laws affect how companies throughout the United States collect and store people’s personal information. Marki discussed key developments in the law related to telemedicine, including physician licensure issues, prescribing medications via telemedicine, reimbursement for telemedicine services, and federal enforcement actions related to telemedicine.  The State Bar of Arizona hosts a wide range of CLE seminars covering legal updates, skills-based workshops, and substantive legal topics. Programs feature local and national speakers including lawyers, judges, physicians, professors,...

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Scott Bennett Reappointed Chair of American Health Lawyers Association’s Digital Health Affinity Group

With significant experience representing hospitals and other health care organizations, Scott Bennett has been reappointed Chair of the American Health Lawyers Association’s (AHLA) Digital Health Affinity Group, a subset of the organization’s Health Information and Technology Practice Group. Scott will serve a one-year term. As chair, he oversees four vice chairs who develop written publications and webinars. Scott also maintains communication with group members, informing them about important issues relating to health care technology.  “I’ve been involved with AHLA since 2016, and I’m eager to use my expertise in health care and security to help advance the Practice Group,” said Scott. “The health care industry is constantly evolving, and the educational resources that we provide attorneys are critical for staying informed about new regulations, technologies, operational efficiencies and best practices...

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