Former Va. Gov. McAuliffe joining law firm’s privacy and cyber think tank


FILE – In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe delivers his final “State of the Commonwealth” address to the General Assembly at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. During a visit to South Carolina, home of the first southern presidential primary of 2020, McAuliffe said Tuesday that he’ll soon decide whether to […]

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is joining a global law firm’s privacy and cybersecurity think tank.

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP announced Tuesday that McAuliffe will be a global strategy adviser at its Centre for Information Policy Leadership .

The firm said in a news release that McAuliffe will work on privacy and data security policy initiatives aimed at helping companies deal with risks, as well as the development of “next-generation privacy principles” to facilitate the secure exchange of global digital information.

As governor, McAuliffe routinely promoted Virginia’s cybersecurity industry and took steps to increase the number of workers in that field.

The Democrat, who ruled out a 2020 presidential bid earlier this year, served as governor from 2014 to 2018. State law prohibited him from serving consecutive terms.

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