Daniel Drewer

Daniel Drewer

Europol DPO

Daniel Drewer holds a Master of Law from the University of Hamburg.  

Daniel Drewer 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 he was appointed Secretary to the Europol Security Committee. 

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

In 2015 he founded the Europol Data Protection Experts Network (EDEN), a community that consists of more than 800 members from law enforcement, industries, academia and non-governmental organisations.  

Daniel Drewer contributes as speaker to international data protection conferences, including CPDP and the MIS Annual Audit conference. He is lecturer to the Certification Course for Data Protection Officers at the European Institute for Public Administration (EIPA) and speaker at seminars 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. 

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.