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Greenberg Traurig’s Ian Ballon to Speak at Privacy + Security Forum

SILICON VALLEY, Calif. -- Oct. 21, 2015 -- Ian C. Ballon, a shareholder with international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at the upcoming Privacy and Security Forum Oct. 21-23 at the George Washington University Marvin Center in Washington, D.C.

According the to the Privacy + Security Forum website, the conference offers an intellectual discourse that reaches across the various facets of the privacy and security space. Privacy professionals and security professionals, chief information officers, attorneys, policymakers, academics, experts from NGOs and think tanks, and technology specialists will connect and collaborate in a collaborative and engaging environment.

Ballon will present during the “Privacy and Security Film and TV Club” session, which features top experts discussing films and TV series with privacy and security themes. The session will explore whether privacy and security is portrayed realistically, and panelists will discuss what they believe to be the best privacy and security movie of all time.

An intellectual property and Internet/mobile privacy and security litigator, Ballon has served as lead counsel in winning or otherwise successfully defending many cutting edge data privacy, behavioral advertising, and TCPA class action suits.

Ballon splits his time between the firm's Silicon Valley and Los Angeles offices. He is the author of West’s best-selling four-volume legal treatise on cybersecurity and data privacy law, E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise With Forms 2d Edition (Thomson West 2014 Cum. Supp., that includes exhaustive analysis of data privacy, security breach, CAN-SPAM, TCPA, and related privacy and security issues, which has been cited in state and federal court opinions. He is also the author of The Complete CAN-SPAM Act Handbook (West 2008) and The Complete State Security Breach Notification Compliance Handbook (West 2009). Ballon chairs PLI's annual Data Privacy, Security Breach and TCPA Class Action conference and he also serves as Executive Director of Stanford University Law School's Center for E-Commerce. Ballon, who holds the CIPP/US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), is listed by Chambers in the areas of Privacy and Data Security. He has also been recognized as one of the Top 100 lawyers in California and Top 75 IP litigators by The San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journal. He also has been listed as IT Lawyer of the Year in 2013 and 2016 by Best Lawyers in America.