On 19 May 2017, Edouard Geffray, Secretary General of the CNIL since 2012 (and previously Head of legal and international affairs of the CNIL and representing the State Council), was appointed chief of staff of the new French Minister of Justice Franois Bayroux. Jean Lessi, who has already been active in connection with the GDPR, was appointed as the new Secretary General of the CNIL on 22 May 2017. Both Edouard Geffray and Jean Lessi are from the State Council (Conseil d'Etat) and have studied at the ENA National School of Administration.