IAPP Privacy Academy 2013
  • I learned something valuable at every session, the networking opportunities were fantastic, and the keynote speakers were really great too.
  • The entire structure of the program is outstanding. Good speakers, great networking opportunities and good exhibits. One of the best conferences.
  • Very well organized, privacy-specific education, and great networking opportunities. Great educational resource as well.
  • Valuable information.
  • Maybe one of the best [experiences] I’ve had. Great to see some prior colleagues, and meet some new ones.
  • Great format and content.
  • I enjoyed the diversity of the speakers’ topics and professional backgrounds.
  • Hard choice to make for breakout sessions.
  • Overall experience was great!
  • The breakout sessions I attended were informative and interesting.
  • Fantastic gathering of privacy professionals.
  • Great topic range, knowledgeable and skilled professionals, great networking.
  • Solid conference. Great content and networking.

Robert M. Sherman

Manager, Privacy and Public Policy
Facebook, Inc.

Rob Sherman is the manager of privacy and public policy at Facebook, where he is responsible for managing the company's engagement on public policy issues surrounding privacy, security and online trust. Collaborating with Facebook's product teams, regulators and other key stakeholders, Sherman works to build the company's core commitments to transparency, control and accountability into every aspect of the Facebook service.  

Prior to joining Facebook, Sherman was an attorney at Covington & Burling LLP, where he represented Facebook and other leading technology and digital media companies on regulatory and public policy issues relating to privacy, data security, electronic marketing and communications and digital content. While in private practice, he was recognized by Chambers USA as one of the nation’s leading media regulatory lawyers.  

Sherman speaks regularly on privacy and social media issues and participates in a range of committees and working groups focusing on online privacy. He is a member of the Education Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and a co-chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association’s Privacy and Data Security Committee.

Sherman earned his JD from the University of Michigan Law School and his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland.