Dr. Stefan Drewes

Dr. Stefan DrewesIn addition to his work as a lawyer for the law firm Pauly & Partner, Dr. Stefan Drewes founded in 2010 DPA Drewes Privacy Advice GmbH to provide support to companies also in the practical implementation of data protection provisions.

Dr. Drewes has more than 15 years of professional experience in advising companies on all matters related to data protection law and since 2002 has been working as a data protection officer for several companies. He regularly gives lectures on data protection and competition law topics and has contributed numerous publications in his specialised field. As an expert lawyer for industrial property protection, he also is a lecturer at the  Deutsche Dialog Marketing Akademie (DDA) for the areas of data protection and competition law.

In the survey “Kanzleimonitor 2016/2017“ Dr. Drewes is ranked fourth among the experts on data protection law most frequently recommended by in-house lawyers in Germany.

Together with Holger Heimann, Dr. Drewes founded ADCERT Privacy Audit GmbH to respond to the increasing demand for privacy seals of approval and to offer a reliable seal of approval that can be obtained without too much “red tape”.

Dr. Drewes is a member of Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit (GDD) [Association for Data Protection and Data Security] and the International Association of Privacy Professionals  (IAPP). He also heads the IAPP Knowledgenet Rhein-Ruhr together with Dr. Jürgen Hartung, Dr. Fabian Niemann and Marco Schröder.