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Daniel Drewer is Data Protection Officer and Head of the Data Protection Function at Europol.
Daniel Drewer grew up in Hamburg and Moscow. He holds a Master of Law from the University of Hamburg. Prior to starting his further professional education at the Hanseatic Court in Hamburg, Daniel Drewer worked as a contract lawyer for a media group in Hamburg.
He joined the Legal Service at Europol in 2003. He went on to become Confidentiality Officer with responsibilities in the area of data security, security clearances, handling of classified information and was Secretary to the Europol Security Committee.
In 2007 he was selected as Head of the Information Integrity Unit, responsible for data protection and data security compliance. In 2010 the Europol Management Board appointed him as Data Protection Officer and Head of Europol’s Data Protection Unit.
In 2015 he founded the Europol Data Protection Experts Network (EDEN). The EDEN community consist of 600 + active members from law enforcement, industries, academia and non-governmental organisations. Daniel Drewer chairs the annual EDEN conferences.
He contributes as speaker to international data protection conferences and seminars, including CPDP and the MIS Annual Audit conference. He is co-founder and lecturer to the Certification Course for Data Protection Officers at the European Institute for Public Administration (EIPA) and the Summer courses on criminal law and data protection law at the Academy for European Law (ERA).
Daniel Drewer is author of articles related to data protection and law enforcement and publishes, inter alia, in the Oxford Law Journal Computer Law & Security Review.
Since 2021 he is member of the CEPOL Expert Group on Fundamental Rights.