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Greenberg Traurig’s Francoise Gilbert, Ian Ballon Speak at 2018 Privacy and Security Forum

SILICON VALLEY – September 24, 2018 – Francoise Gilbert and Ian C. Ballon, shareholders at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at the 2018 Privacy and Security Forum, held in Washington, D.C., October 3-5.

The Privacy and Security Forum brings together seasoned thought leaders to discuss the latest trends and issues in privacy and security. Speakers include privacy and security professionals, chief information officers, attorneys, academics, technologists, and policymakers.

Gilbert, a Global Privacy and Cybersecurity shareholder in the law firm’s Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices, will co-chair and speak at the EU Privacy Intensive Day, October 3. The day will feature discussions on the state of GDPR four months after its go-live date, how the Member States have implemented the GDPR, what Guidelines have been published and what is to be expected in the upcoming month, including a potential Brexit.

Ballon, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice and an internet and mobile litigation shareholder in the law firm’s Silicon Valley and Los Angeles offices, will moderate and speak on the “Hot Topics in TCPA Litigation” panel. The panel will address issues in TCPA litigation relevant to litigators and compliance officers, including the impact of TCPA fact track rules; class certification issues; favored and disfavored venues; and new law on mobile contract formation and arbitrability of TCPA claims.

Gilbert focuses her practice and research on advanced U.S. and global data privacy and security matters. She counsels clients on complex issues and compliance requirements related to privacy, security, and e-business risks. Some of her favorite engagements include designing data protection programs that comply with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), shaping digital advertising campaigns, integrating privacy and security controls in data analytics and artificial intelligence projects, identifying and addressing personal data issues likely to arise from the use of products or services used in digital cities, connected devices, intelligent vehicles, and other emerging technologies. Gilbert is the author and editor of the leading two-volume treatise Global Privacy and Security Law, published by Wolters Kluwer (, which analyzes in depth the privacy and data protection laws of 68 countries on all continents (WolterKluwer 2009-2018). She has received law degrees and obtained bar admissions both in the United States and in France, and holds CIPP/US, CIPP/EU, and CIPM certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Ballon defends data privacy, security breach, and TCPA class action suits, in addition to representing companies in other technology, IP and internet, and mobile-related complex litigation. A list of his recent cases may be found in Ian Ballon's Bio and Experience.. He is also the author of the leading treatise on internet law, E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise with Forms 2nd edition, the 5-volume set published by West (, which includes extensive sections on data privacy, cybersecurity, and defending class action suits. In addition, he is the author of The Complete CAN-SPAM Act Handbook (West 2008) and The Complete State Security Breach Notification Compliance Handbook (West 2009). Ballon serves as executive director of Stanford University Law School’s Center for E-Commerce. He was most recently included on the Daily Journal’s 2018 “Top Intellectual Property Lawyers” list, as well as being recognized as a “Groundbreaker” in The Recorder’s 2017 Litigation Departments of the Year Awards and an intellectual property “Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal. He was named the “Lawyer of the Year” for Technology Law in the 2019 and 2018 editions of The Best Lawyers in America, and for Information Technology Law in the 2016 and 2013 editions. In addition to his J.D. and LL.M., Ballon holds the CIPP/US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

About Greenberg Traurig’s Cybersecurity, Privacy & Crisis Management Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Cybersecurity, Privacy & Crisis Management Practice is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of attorneys and professionals located throughout the world. The team is dedicated to developing strategies to address privacy, data security, and information management issues including privacy audits, policies and procedures, compliance with data security laws and industry standards, employee privacy, record retention/electronic discovery, cross-border data transfer, data breach readiness and response and litigation and dispute resolution, as well as the defense of data privacy, security breach, and TCPA class action suits.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.