Omnicom Creates Chief Data Privacy Officer Role, Taps Clayton To Fill It

Omnicom Group has appointed Brian Clayton Chief Data Privacy Officer, a new role at the holding company.

Clayton will be responsible for driving Omnicom’s privacy first approach while ensuring brands and the company comply with the increasingly complex data privacy laws and regulations around the globe.

“Customers today demand greater insight and control over how their data is being used, making it increasingly important to our clients as they navigate the complexity of data privacy laws and regulations,” said John Wren, Chairman and CEO, Omnicom.

Clayton joins Omnicom from Conduent (which was spun off from Xerox in 2016) where he was Associate General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer overseeing data privacy and compliance for more than 65,000 employees in over 70 countries.

At Conduent, which he joined in 2002, Clayton designed and implemented privacy programs to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, including Privacy-By-Design, CCPA, GDPR, GLBA and HIPAA. 


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