Sol Bermann

Biography

Sol Bermann is the Privacy Officer, and IT Policy and Compliance Strategist at the University of Michigan. In that roles he leads and coordinates university-wide privacy and IT policy efforts. He served as U-M's Interim CISO in 2014-2015.

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 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 Moritz College of Law.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Building a Migration Plan
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    The ECAR-CLOUD Working Group is developing this series of seven papers, Preparing the IT Organization for the Cloud. The fourth paper, Building a Migration Plan, helps you develop a cloud migration plan to guide your future efforts.

  • Your Evolving Digital Life: Privacy in a Connected World
    • Blog

    Privacy is imperative for freedom of thought, expression and speech, association, and social and political activities. To preserve "who we are," it is important that privacy continues to be part of our evolution in the connected world.

  • Transforming the IT Organization
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    The ECAR-CLOUD Working Group is developing this series of seven papers, Preparing the IT Organization for the Cloud. The third paper, Transforming the IT Organization, addresses the impact that cloud computing is making in the evolution of the changing roles of IT staff in higher education.

EDUCAUSE Presentations

Memberships

EDUCAUSE Member
ECAR Subscriber
ELI Member

EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • ECAR Cloud Working Group
    • ECAR, 2014 - 2017
  • Higher Education Chief Privacy Officers
    • Working Group, 2011 - 2015