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Minister in charge of cybersecurity Yoshitaka Sakurada
French President Emmanuel Macron
Christopher Krebs
EDITOR'S NOTE
Sometimes our feature articles go off in entirely different directions. Other times they seem to be walking on parallel paths. And occasionally they intersect—they seem to have something to say to each other. That happened with these articles. There was a synergy between two, so we linked them. And the same thing was happening with another pair, so we linked them as well. Lots of synergy flying around. Maybe it’s the season. READ
David Hechler, Editor-in-Chief
Students learn to view the issues through the eyes of a company in crisis.
By David Hechler
A law school class took a breathless ride through a wild and sometimes wacky tabletop scenario. And it was much more than just entertaining. The session demonstrated some of the strengths of these exercises, even when the participants have no prior training. READ.
INTERVIEW: RITA HEIMES / INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PRIVACY PROFESSIONALS (IAPP)
The general counsel of the IAPP has a thing or two to say about that.
It’s been a busy year for privacy attorneys. So it follows that it’s been a busy year for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). How busy? Rita Heimes says they started 2018 with fewer than 30,000 members. At last count the organization, which was founded in 2000, was up over 46,000, and it could soon hit 50,000. “It’s been a mind-boggling year,” she says. READ.
Spurred by new rules, companies are hiring for the position, but it isn’t always easy to find candidates with the right skills.
By R. Jason Straight

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation has led companies to assign related compliance responsibilities to newly created Privacy Offices and newly hired data protection officers (DPOs). These developments, in turn, have spurred a host of questions. What skills are required for this new position? Can general counsel step into this role? And who should supervise the DPO’s work? READ.
IINTERVIEW: JUDITH GERMANO / GERMANO LAW LLC
A few days before Judith Germano took Columbia Law School students through a so-called tabletop scenario, the former prosecutor talked about the value of these exercises for students and for corporate groups working to strengthen their cybersecurity. It may clue them in about where their incident response plans may need to be tweaked. Or they may discover missing components of the plan—or how individuals will respond to media inquiries or questions about engaging with law enforcement. READ.