Sheila FitzPatrick is President and Founder of FitzPatrick & Associates, a strategic global data privacy and protection compliance consulting firm. An international data protection attorney, recognised as a global leader in data privacy laws, Sheila has over thirty-five years’ experience providing hands-on expertise in the areas of global data protection compliance, data sovereignty, cybersecurity regulations and obligations, legal issues associated with cloud computing and big data, data breach compliance and management, and records management.
Sheila works closely with multinational companies (including fortune 500 companies), the US Government, Council of the European Union, country-specific data protection authorities in Europe, Asia/Pacific, and The Americas, as well as, National Works Councils, European Works Councils and Law Enforcement Agencies.
Recognised as one of the foremost experts on the EU General Data Protection Regulation, Sheila was a recipient of the 2017 EMEA ‘50’, an honor bestowed on the top data economy influencers, and also one of Silicon Valley’s Women of Influence 2017.
Sheila holds positions on many external councils and is currently the Vice-Chair of CompTIA’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Committees and is actively involved in their Big Data and Cloud Computing Subcommittees. Sheila holds strategic seats on “by invitation only” committees including the European Union Data Protection Advisory Council, the Asia Pacific Data Protection Framework Advisory Board, the Latin American Data Privacy Forum, the SNIA Privacy Council, the Canadian PIPEDA Advisory Board, and the Pacific Rim Privacy and Cybersecurity Advisory Group.