Rob Sherman

Manager of Privacy and Public Policy at Facebook

Washington D.C. Metro Area
Law Practice

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Rob Sherman's Overview

  • Deputy Chief Privacy Officer at Facebook

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Rob Sherman's Summary

Rob Sherman is the Deputy Chief Privacy Officer 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, Rob works to build the company's core commitments to transparency, control, and accountability into every aspect of the Facebook service. Rob joined Facebook from 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, Rob was recognized by Chambers USA as one of the nation's leading media regulatory lawyers.

Rob Sherman's Experience

Deputy Chief Privacy Officer


Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; FB; Internet industry

April 2012Present (2 years 6 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Law Practice industry

April 2005March 2012 (7 years)

Rob Sherman's Skills & Expertise

  1. Social Media
  2. Privacy Law
  3. Data Privacy
  4. Public Policy
  5. Online Privacy
  6. Digital Media
  7. Facebook

Rob Sherman's Education

University of Maryland College Park

B.S., Human-Computer Interaction


Rob Sherman's Additional Information

Groups and Associations:

International Association of Privacy Professionals (Member, Education Advisory Board, 2012-14), Federal Communications Bar Association (Committee Co-Chair, 2011-12), ABA Forum on Communications Law

Honors and Awards:

Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer (2008-2011)

National Press Photographers Association − Special Citation for Significant Contributions to Photojournalism

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