Joe Dickinson (Data Use, Privacy & Security Lawyer, SMITH ANDERSON) is a seasoned data use, privacy and security lawyer with more than 25 years of business and legal experience advising technology companies as well as healthcare and government entities. Joe’s extensive experience includes developing and implementing data privacy and security programs, HIPAA compliance, data breaches and governmental privacy-related investigations, technology licensing and transfer, contracts involving data flows and managing the related legal risks and obligations, intellectual property and information technology, and conducting internal investigations related to corporate compliance. His practice also includes evaluating the software development process, advising clients in responding to software audit requests and on the risks associated with the use of the Internet on an international basis.
Joe leads Smith Anderson’s Data Use, Privacy and Security practice and is Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC®). His focus is on helping clients identify their risks and designing, implementing and managing data privacy and security programs that are appropriate for their business, industry, and stage of development.
In addition to having a robust private practice, Joe is also a former privacy and chief information security officer for a large academic medical system. With his background that spans both business and law, Joe knows firsthand what it is like to be in the shoes of his clients, and is able to quickly create and operationalize data security programs for real-world applications.
Joe is a speaker on data privacy, cybersecurity and healthcare topics, and has presented at some of the nation’s most prestigious technology and healthcare conferences. He is also an active member of several key technology, legal and healthcare based industry associations.