Sharon A. Anolik is President and Founder of Privacy Panacea, a firm providing strategic privacy and compliance advice to forward-thinking companies. A member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee and a seasoned privacy and compliance executive, Sharon brings expertise culled from two decades of leadership in building privacy and compliance programs and solutions for prominent organizations.

Most recently, Sharon was Vice President and Global Privacy Risk and Strategy Leader for McKesson Corporation, a Fortune 15 health care services and information technology company. Sharon built and led McKesson’s first enterprise privacy program with a focus on quality, strategy, and innovation, enabling McKesson to improve health care and realize opportunities through the trusted use and protection of information.

Previously, Sharon served as Chief Privacy Official and Director of Corporate Compliance and Ethics for Blue Shield of California. There, she was responsible for overseeing privacy, corporate compliance and ethics, records management, and legislative compliance administration programs. Sharon directed all programs related to Blue Shield’s Code of Business Conduct and privacy policies, oversaw compliance and privacy investigations, and ensured that its workforce was trained in privacy and compliance. Under Sharon’s leadership, Blue Shield’s privacy and corporate compliance and ethics programs received awards for innovation and effectiveness.

Sharon served as a Privacy Specialist in the enterprise risk management practice at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where she advised global companies on privacy issues, provided recommendations regarding compliance with state, federal, and international privacy regulations, and enhanced privacy and security processes.

Sharon also served as Associate General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer for Ask Jeeves, a leading provider of Web search technologies of its time. Sharon spearheaded Ask Jeeves’ privacy program and policy-making worldwide. Before that, Sharon served as a judicial clerk to the California Supreme Court, and in-house counsel for several technology companies.

A published author, frequent industry speaker, and Certified Information Privacy Professional, Sharon is the Vice Chair of the Compliance, Privacy, and Audit Committee of El Camino Hospital’s Board of Directors, and serves on the Future of Privacy Forum’s Advisory Board and several other privacy advisory boards. Sharon is the co-inventor of a pending privacy indicator method patent (pending), an IAPP CIPP/US Exam Development board member, an adviser to the American Law Institute’s Information Privacy Principles project, a judge for the SIIA 2015 and 2106 CODiE awards, a member of’s panel of experts, and a former professor of Cyberlaw and Privacy at Golden Gate University School of Law.


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  • Privacy and Security by Design
  • Internet of Things
  • The effect of privacy on business valuation
  • Enabling big data through innovative privacy
  • Privacy programs as part of IP protection strategies
  • Internet of Things: Health privacy in an interconnected world
  • Breaking glass ceilings/Creating and achieving the path you want
  • Keeping kids safe online


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