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Updated 3:32 p.m.

Cameron Kerry, who stepped down last year as the U.S. Department of Commerce’s general counsel, has accepted a position at Sidley Austin advising chief legal officers and other corporate executives on privacy and cybersecurity issues.

Kerry works out of Sidley’s Washington and Boston offices as a senior counsel in its privacy, data security and information law practice, the firm announced Monday. He continues to serve as the Ann R. and Andrew H. Tisch Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Governance Studies at Brookings Institution in Washington; and as a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, a research center in Cambridge, Mass., focused on cutting-edge technological developments. He took those jobs within a few months of leaving the Department of Commerce in September 2013.

Kerry, a onetime Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo partner, said he has joined Sidley amid an “explosion of data” that is bringing an influx of problems to companies. He said he has had some time to think about cybersecurity and privacy issues at Brookings and MIT and is ready to act.

Affiliate publication Corporate Counsel has more.

Updated 3:32 p.m.

Cameron Kerry, who stepped down last year as the U.S. Department of Commerce’s general counsel, has accepted a position at Sidley Austin advising chief legal officers and other corporate executives on privacy and cybersecurity issues.

Kerry works out of Sidley’s Washington and Boston offices as a senior counsel in its privacy, data security and information law practice, the firm announced Monday. He continues to serve as the Ann R. and Andrew H. Tisch Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Governance Studies at Brookings Institution in Washington; and as a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, a research center in Cambridge, Mass., focused on cutting-edge technological developments. He took those jobs within a few months of leaving the Department of Commerce in September 2013.

Kerry, a onetime Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo partner, said he has joined Sidley amid an “explosion of data” that is bringing an influx of problems to companies. He said he has had some time to think about cybersecurity and privacy issues at Brookings and MIT and is ready to act.

Affiliate publication Corporate Counsel has more.