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Sol Bermann (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)

Sol Bermann
Interim CISO, Privacy Officer, IT Policy & Compliance Strategist

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Sol Bermann is the Interim CISO, as well as Privacy Officer, and IT Policy and Compliance Strategist with the University of Michigan. Previously, he was Director of Global Privacy for Walmart. In that role he provided subject matter expertise on national and international privacy and data protection laws, regulations, and best practices; assisted in developing awareness and training initiatives; and worked collaboratively across the Walmart enterprise on matters related to: uses of data, global data-flows, information security, emerging technology trends, and fraud and identity theft issues.

Before joining Walmart, Sol was the Chief Privacy Officer for the State of Ohio; the first ever specifically appointed state CPO. In that role, led the development, coordination, publication and implementation of statewide privacy and security policies, standards, and procedures.In addition, he gave guidance in the drafting of state data protection laws. He is former Associate Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies at the Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law, and was an adjunct faculty member of OSU's International Studies Program, teaching on issues related to law, policy and civil liberties.

Sol is a frequent speaker on issues related to privacy and data security, and is co-author, with Professor Peter Swire, of the Official Reference for the Certified Information Privacy Professional. Sol received his B.A. from Beloit College, an M.A. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, and his J.D. from the Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law.

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