Sheila Colclasure is the SVP, Global Chief Data Ethics Officer & Public Policy Executive for LiveRamp (NYSE: RAMP), a SaaS company that provides the identity platform for powering exceptional experiences. In this role, Colclasure spearheads LiveRamp’s comprehensive, industry-leading Global Data Ethics Program, which includes: providing consumers with transparency, notice, and control; designing ethical practices into LiveRamp products and services; conducting hundreds of Data Protection Impact Assessments each year; performing regular privacy, security, and risk assessments; and working closely with organizations around the world focused on policy, law and enforcement. Simultaneously, she provides support and consult to LiveRamp’s more than 1,000 clients, including brands, agencies, technology vendors, data providers and publishers.
Colclasure is recognized as a global authority on applied data ethics, consumer advocacy and information policy. She participates in numerous domestic and international efforts to help develop effective data policy, establish industry best practices and achieve maximum harmonization of information policy across the world. Colclasure is a 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar and was recognized by CSO as one of “12 amazing women in security.”
Colclasure serves on the advisory boards of the Information Accountability Foundation (IAF) and the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and is corporate liaison to several industry standards-setting groups. Prior to joining LiveRamp, Colclasure was the Global Chief Data Ethics Officer at Acxiom, LiveRamp’s former parent company, after holding the title of Acxiom’s AMericas Privacy and Public Policy Officer for nearly 20 years. Before Acxiom, she worked for the US Senate and then managed congressional and political affairs for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in its Washington DC office. Colclasure has a master’s degree in communications, specializing in business and political communication.