Kevin Alvero and Michael Velasco

Kevin M. Alvero, CISA, CFE, is Senior Vice President, Internal Audit, Compliance and Governance at Nielsen. Kevin leads the internal quality audit program for Nielsen Global Media, as well as its industry standards compliance initiatives, including the external accreditation process. Kevin began his career with Nielsen in 2003 and has been leading the Internal Audit department since 2010. In addition to his audit expertise, Kevin possesses more than a decade of experience with traditional audience measurement and digital ad measurement. Kevin is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He is also a member of the Board of Governors for the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Florida West Coast chapter.
Michael Velasco is a Director in the Nielsen Internal Audit department with nearly a decade of experience in the measurement and technology industry. Since joining Nielsen, Michael has conducted and supported internal and external audits for various Nielsen product releases.

Previously, Michael worked at a manager level with the advisory media and entertainment practice of EY, providing attest and advisory services to companies conducting media research in the U.S. on behalf of the industry’s regulatory body.

Michael is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He has a B.S. in accounting from the University of Florida and holds a master’s degree in Information Systems and Operations Management.

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There are similarities between the GDPR and the CCPA, but there are some key departures as well. Nielsen’s Kevin Alvero and Michael Velasco detail the differences internal auditors should be aware of to ensure compliance. On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was implemented, providing European Union citizens unprecedented protection and privacy regarding organizational use of their personal information....

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