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Mr Daniel Drewer

Data Protection Officer and Head of the Data Protection Function
Participates in 1 Session

Daniel Drewer is Data Protection Officer and Head of the Data Protection Function at Europol.

He holds a Master of Law from the University of Hamburg.

Daniel Drewer followed his further professional training at the Hanseatic Court for Intellectual Property Law, at the Data Protection Authority of the City of Hamburg, at the international corporate law firm Heuking as well as at the German Desk at Eurojust. 

He worked as a contract lawyer for one of Europe’s largest advertising agencies.

Daniel Drewer joined the Legal Service of Europol in 2003. He set up the Confidentiality Desk and went on to become Confidentiality Officer with responsibilities in the area of data security. He served as Secretary to the Europol Security Committee.

In 2007 he was selected as Head of Unit, responsible for data protection and data security compliance in the newly established Information Integrity Unit. In 2010 the Management Board appointed Daniel Drewer as Europol’s first ever Data Protection Officer.

Daniel Drewer is founder of the Europol Data Protection Experts Network (EDEN), a community that includes more than 800 members stemming from law enforcement, industries, academia and non-governmental organisations aiming at exploring cutting-edge topics at the intersection of law enforcement and emerging technologies.

Daniel Drewer contributes as a speaker to international data protection conferences, including CPDP, IAPP and Privacy Symposium. He is co-founder of the Certification Course for Data Protection Officers at the European Institute for Public Administration (EIPA) and lecturer at the Summer schools on criminal and data protection law at the Academy for European Law (ERA).

Daniel Drewer is Senior Fellow of the European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity at the Law Faculty of the University Maastricht.

He is member of the CEPOL Expert Group on Fundamental Rights and of the AI alignment committee at Europol.

Daniel Drewer completed his military service at the German Ministry of Defence in Bonn.

Sessions in which Mr Daniel Drewer participates

Thursday 20 April, 2023

Time Zone: (GMT+01:00) Rome
9:30 AM