Deborah Adleman, CIPP/US, Director, Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young

Deborah Adleman is a director within the Americas Quality and Risk Management Office of Ethics and Compliance at Ernst & Young. Adleman leads the day-to-day activities of the Americas Data Protection and Data Privacy Team at the direction of the chief privacy officer. In that capacity, she manages a data protection and data privacy liaison network throughout the U.S., Israel and Canada, as well as South and Central American countries. Adleman and her team direct safe harbor certification/compliance activities as well as data protection/privacy policy management, incident response, communication, monitoring and metrics.   

Previous to her current position, Adleman was a leader in Ernst & Young’s national compliance advisory services practice, where she developed and implemented ethics, compliance and data protection/data privacy programs for clients throughout the U.S. and abroad. She worked with numerous clients in a variety of industries, including healthcare, professional services and government agencies developing, implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of their enterprise-wide compliance, ethics and privacy programs. Adleman has developed compliance and ethics program frameworks, conducted compliance regulatory risk assessments, assisted with enterprise risk management analysis, developed fraud deterrence programs, developed policies and codes of conduct, developed and led compliance training programs and implemented auditing and monitoring systems. She has also developed and utilized compliance benchmarking scorecards and tools for compliance program assessment efforts.

Adleman is the author of “Compliance Program Effectiveness” published by Aspen Publications, “What You Should Know About Screening for Excluded Individuals and Entities” published by Commerce Clearing House, “Look for Compliance Risks Hiding in the Registration Form” published by the Physician Practice Compliance Report, “Evidencing Effectiveness of Your Compliance Program” published by the Compliance Officer and “Broken Windows in Compliance” published by the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics. Adleman is a Certified Compliance Ethics Professional (CCEP) as well as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

Adleman attended the University of Pennsylvania for her undergraduate studies and Baruch College for her graduate studies.

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