Russ Berland

Russ Berland is a seasoned leader who creates value in an organization by leading high-performance teams in law, compliance and risk management. He works with innovative, multinational organizations and has achieved measurable and timely results in the areas of law, compliance, strategic planning, international business and risk management. As an engineer and former federal court law clerk, he achieves business objectives and solves problems via deep experience, innovation with sound judgment and effective and efficient management of people, resources and costs. Russ is Chief Compliance Officer of Aventiv Technologies in Dallas, Texas.

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Aventiv Technologies Chief Compliance Officer Russ Berland illustrates the importance of a “define the relationship” arrangement between businesses and their vendors. On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which applies to how businesses deal with California consumers’ personal information, became law. If a company is subject to the CCPA, one of many tasks they must accomplish is to amend...

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The FTC has handed Facebook the largest privacy fine in history. Russ Berland explores how privacy risks in the U.S. are greater than in any other country right now. The Federal Trade Commission announced a $5 billion settlement with Facebook after a broad investigation by the FTC and DOJ into how the company lost control over massive amounts of personal data and misled...

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Russ Berland considers disruptive risks – like the earthquake and resulting tsunami that caused the Fukushima disaster in 2011 – and how AI can help to identify and manage those risks before they mature into overwhelming obstacles. In March 2011, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and a 23-foot tsunami hit Japan. Thousands of Japanese people tragically lost their lives, and hundreds of thousands...

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