This week we welcomed Don Blumenthal to the PIR team as Senior Policy Advisor. Don comes on board as we are leaving for the ICANN meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, and I am glad he will be joining us for this important event.
PIR is a leader in working for cybersecurity, balanced and fair domain name policies, and Don will add immeasurably to these efforts. Don brings to PIR a unique set of skills to our work: as a lawyer, as a technologist, and as a cybersecurity and privacy expert. Like a chess master, Don possesses the uncanny ability to anticipate the opponent’s next move. During his tenure at the Federal Trade Commission, he created and directed the FTC’s Internet Lab – the very first US federal laboratory to systematically collect and index illegal activity online for prosecution.