YORK, May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/
-- Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC) today announced the
appointment of Brian Clayton, Chief Data Privacy Officer. In
this new role, 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. "Brian's extensive background in data
privacy that incorporates data ethics, governance and protection
will be an asset to our clients and our agencies around the globe.
He has the experience and leadership skills we need to ensure
compliance for both Omnicom and the clients we serve is always top
Clayton comes to Omnicom from Conduent, a former Xerox company,
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. While at Conduent, since 2002,
Clayton designed and implemented privacy programs to ensure
compliance with applicable regulations, including
Privacy-By-Design, CCPA, GDPR, GLBA and HIPAA.
"I'm very excited about the opportunity to lead and coordinate
Omnicom's efforts around data privacy as the industry deals with
the end of third-party cookies and new emerging privacy standards
around the world," said Clayton. "I'm passionate about data privacy
and am particularly impressed with the company's privacy-driven
data platform, Omni. I look forward to applying my knowledge to
helping the company adapt to future changes."
Brian holds a CIPP/US certification from the International
Association of Privacy Professionals ("IAPP") and served as a
member of the IAPP's Publications Advisory Board 2019 - 2021.
About Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
(NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global
marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's
branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising,
strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive
marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and
other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in
more than 70 countries.
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