Acxiom® Corp. has made several  significant leadership appointments as part of its continuing efforts to protect data privacy and security.

The company's Chief Privacy Officer Jennifer Barrett has been named Global Privacy Officer. Sheila Colclasure, business leader for privacy practices and solutions, will assume the role of privacy officer for North and South America. Barbara Sullivan, privacy leader for Australia and New Zealand, has been named chief privacy officer for Asia. The company also named consultant Sachiko Scheuing to serve as privacy leader for Europe.

Acxiom provides privacy consulting to some of the largest, most respected organizations in the world to help them with compliance strategies and to guide them in establishing best practices in privacy and security.

"Acxiom has always taken a proactive approach toward ensuring consumer privacy," said Company Leader Charles D. Morgan. "Because we do business in many countries, each with unique laws and regulations, it is critical that we have the most knowledgeable, dedicated team of global privacy leaders in place, and these appointments help to ensure that."

Barrett will be responsible for oversight of Acxiom's global public policy, privacy and information practices. In this new capacity she will provide direction for Acxiom's information-use policy across all global operations, ensure internal compliance with legal regulations and industry guidelines and oversee consumer and government affairs.

"Privacy is a critical concern impacting Acxiom's delivery of technology and information products," Barrett said. "Our privacy principles guide our success around the globe each day. Our privacy leadership team is committed to the protection of consumer information by promoting policies within the industry that offer individuals the choices and protection to which they are entitled, while preserving the flow information that provides the many conveniences consumers have come to expect."



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