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Mintz Member Dianne Bourque appeared on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Technology” news program to discuss Google’s partnership with Ascension, the nation’s second-largest health system, which includes sharing the personal health data of tens of millions of patients. Ms. Bourque addressed the legality of the arrangement under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), compliance under the federal privacy law, and legal limitations for using the health data.

The full show is available here, and the segment featuring Ms. Bourque runs from 29:47 - 35:15.
In this Q&A published by Legaltech News, Vice President of ML Strategies Christian Fjeld—former lead Democratic Senate staffer tasked with shepherding the American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies Act (AV START Act) through the Senate—discussed why Congress failed to pass the AV START Act, how autonomous vehicles’ complexity isn’t lawmakers’ largest hurdle, and why the data privacy debate may factor into the next autonomous vehicle bill.
An article published by Wired detailed Google’s partnership with Ascension, the nation’s second-largest health system, which includes sharing the personal health data of tens of millions of patients. In the article, Mintz Member Dianne Bourque was quoted on the legality of the arrangement under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and legal limitations for using the health data.
Mintz attorney Natalie Prescott authored this article published by The Recorder analyzing the notable trend towards state regulation of biometric data and detailing how companies can proactively monitor their compliance with emerging privacy laws.

2019 Trends in Bet the Company Class Actions

November 13, 2019 | Corporate Counsel

Managing Member of Mintz’s Los Angeles office Joshua Briones and Associate Crystal Lopez, along with Senior Vice President of Legal, Fry Cook and Cashier at Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Camille Penniman, co-authored this article published by Corporate Counsel examining common law trends in bet the company class actions in 2019.
The Deal reported that OPEN Health Group, a portfolio company of private equity firm Amulet Capital Partners, LP, acquired Pharmerit International LP, a company engaged in providing healthcare economics and outcomes research services, in a deal completed on Nov. 1 and announced on Nov. 4.
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