Sheila Colclasure, CIPP/US


IPG Kinesso

Global Chief Digital Responsibility and Public Policy Officer

As Global Chief Digital Responsibility and Public Policy Officer, Sheila leads the global data policy 

and digital responsibility strategies for Kinesso, ensuring that data and digital technology are 

used ethically and accountably across the enterprise and with IPG clients. This means ensuring 

data and tech are used in ways that serve people. She helps ensure practices operating at the 

leading edge of digital technology are consistent with principles of responsible, respectful, 

proportionate and fair data use. Sheila is responsible for public policy engagement with 

regulators, policy groups, clients and other key stakeholders globally, advocating for ethical 

advertising and marketing practices, in ways that earn trust. She is an advisor on the 

development and deployment of Kinesso’s data-driven and digital solutions and services. She is 

a trusted thought partner, advisor, and reputational champion for IPG companies. 

Ms. Colclasure is a recognized global thought leader on applied data ethics, accountable data 

governance and human-centered digital responsibility. Sheila has extensive knowledge of laws 

and societal expectations governing the collection and use of information, with particular depth 

in the rapidly evolving data-driven advertising and marketing ecosystem and ethical AI. She is 

continuously sought out by policy makers, regulators and government agencies for her views on 

data integrity and how to address the complexity of operationalizing and harmonizing nextgeneration data governance for the global digital data-driven ecosystem. Sheila is a Presidential 

Leadership Scholar and was recognized by CSO as one of the “12 amazing women in security” 


She is a frequent speaker and media interviewee and has advanced data leadership and policy 

with the marketplace, regulators and lawmakers in many fora, including the U.S. HHS 

Datapalooza, Attorney General Alliance, Dublin Tech Summit, Global Data Transparency Lab, 

Information Accountability Foundation (IAF) Digital University for Regulator Series, and IberoAmerican Data Protection Network. Sheila has presented key talks at global events for the 

Consumer Electronics’ Show, Forrester, adExchanger, International Association of Privacy 

Professionals, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Digital Advertising 

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Alliance, OutSell DataMoney, ShopTalk, Philly Phorum, American Bar Association and the 

Marketing Sciences Institute.

Sheila serves on the advisory board of the IAF and is corporate liaison to several industry standardssetting groups. 

Prior to joining IPG Kinesso, she was the Acxiom Global Chief Data Ethics Officer and Public Policy 

Executive, Manager of Congressional and Political Affairs for the American Institute of Certified Public 

Accountants in Washington, D.C., and Staff Assistant in the U.S. Senate. Sheila has a master’s degree in 

communications, specializing in business and political communication. 


Contributions by Sheila Colclasure

  • CPRA Comprehensive
    Forum Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2021
  • Why Privacy Departments Hold the Key to Incident Response
    Why Privacy Departments Hold the Key to Incident Response
  • Building a Next Generation Practice Leadership
    Web Conference Speaker
  • May the 4th Be with You! Vendor Compliance in the Complex World of Media
    Web Conference Speaker
  • Modeling the Windstorm to Predict Tomorrow’s Privacy Climate
    Modeling the Windstorm to Predict Tomorrow’s Privacy Climate
  • The Future of Adtech
    Speaker at IAPP Summit Sessions 2020 Online
  • Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2020 - Canceled
  • Not Grand’s Privacy Law: Fundamental Questions for Comprehensive U.S. Regime
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • The Role of Data Review Boards in Data Protection
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2019
  • Accountability and Beyond 9:30-11:30
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2018
  • A Conversation with an Arkansas Leader in Ethical Data Use
    Speaker at Northwest Arkansas KnowledgeNet: February 26, 2018
  • Ingestibles and Digital Medicine: Lessons Learned on the Cutting Edge
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2017
  • Assuring Innovation with Regulatory Acceptance by Vetting Data Uses 9:30-11:30
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2017