Daniel Drewer

Daniel Drewer (External Expert)

Data Protection

External Expert

Field of specialisation


Data Protection

Professional experience


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

Daniel Drewer grew up in Hamburg and Moscow. He holds a Master of Law from the University of Hamburg. He fulfilled his military service at the German Ministry of Defence in Bonn in 1990-91. Prior to starting his further professional education at the Hanseatic Court in Hamburg, Daniel Drewer worked as a contract lawyer in a media group. He joined the Legal Service at Europol in 2003. He went on to become Confidentiality Officer with responsibility in the area of data security. In 2007 he became Head of the Information Integrity Unit. 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 international conferences and seminars on data protection. Since 2015 he champions the Europol Data Protection Experts Network (EDEN).