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Jonathan Adams

LinkedIn Corporation
Senior Privacy Counsel
San Francisco, CA, USA


Jonathan (Jon) Adams is Senior Privacy Counsel at LinkedIn Corporation, where he is part of the team that oversees LinkedIn’s global data protection compliance program. Prior to LinkedIn, Jon was an associate in the privacy and technology transactions groups at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC in San Francisco and Palo Alto, California, and Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, D.C., where his practice focused on product, transactional, and compliance counseling relating to privacy, data protection, cyber security, and intellectual property matters. Earlier in his career, he worked in the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection on consumer protection and privacy law enforcement and policy development.

Jon has written extensively on privacy and data-security matters and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in U.S. private-sector privacy laws and regulations (CIPP/US) and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Publications Advisory Board. Jon has expertise in building out consumer privacy tools, drafting and implementing privacy and security policies, negotiating data-driven transactions, and advising on privacy and data protection in product development.

Jon received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his A.B. in History and American Studies from the College of William & Mary.

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