Joseph A. Dickinson


Joseph A. Dickinson is with the firm Michael Best. Mr. Dickinson is a seasoned data use, privacy, and cybersecurity lawyer with more than 30 years of business and legal experience advising technology and healthcare companies and government entities nationally and internationally. In addition to privacy and cybersecurity, he has broad experience in the areas of data breach litigation, intellectual property litigation, and technology licensing. Mr. Dickinson works closely with each client to build tailored programs and policies appropriate for the business, industry, and stage of development. He also assists with IoT risks, cloud services, and big data analytics. His practice includes evaluating the software development process, privacy by design, counseling clients on responding to software audit requests and advising on the risks associated with the use of the Internet across international jurisdictions.

Prior to joining Michael Best, Joe led the Data Use, Privacy, and Security practice of a major Research Triangle business law firm. Before transitioning back to private practice, he spent multiple years in-house as Chief Privacy and Chief Information Security Officer for a large Midwest academic medical system. He also managed the legal issues associated with global data sharing for a Big 4 accounting/consulting firm. With a background that spans both business and law, Mr. Dickinson has a firsthand understanding of the challenges his clients face and he is able to quickly create and operationalize data privacy and security programs for real world applications. Mr. Dickinson is Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC®), and is a recognized thought leader on data privacy and cybersecurity having 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.

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