Daniel Drewer (External Expert)
Daniel Drewer is the Data Protection Officer and Head of the Data Protection Unit at Europol.
Daniel grew up in Hamburg and, following his family, he lived for five years in Moscow where he attended the German International School. He fulfilled his military service at the German Ministry of Defence in Bonn. 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 worked as a contract lawyer for a major media group.
He joined the Legal Service at Europol in 2003 acting, inter alia, as Confidentiality Officer with responsibility for the handling of classified information, accreditation of IT systems and security clearances as well as data protection. He was appointed as Head of the Information Integrity Unit in 2007, responsible for data protection and data security compliance. Since 2010, he fulfils the assurance function of Data Protection Officer and is the Head of Europol’s Data Protection Unit.
Daniel Drewer publishes regularly in the Oxford Law Journal Computer Law & Security Review. He contributes as a speaker to numerous international data protection conferences.
He is lecturer to the Certification Course for Data Protection Officers at the European Institute for Public Administration (EIPA) and the summer course on criminal law at the Academy for European Law (ERA).
Since 2015 Daniel Drewer champions the Europol Data Protection Experts Network (EDEN).