Mr David N. Alfred
Director, Corporate & Finance;
Co-Head, Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice;
Co-Head & Programme Director, Drew Data Protection & Cybersecurity Academy;
Drew & Napier LLC
David N. Alfred is a director of Drew & Napier LLC in Singapore and co-head of the firm’s Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity practice. He is concurrently co-head and programme director of the Drew Data Protection & Cybersecurity Academy. David is a data protection, cybersecurity and technology lawyer with over 20 years’ experience advising on a broad range of matters relating to digital technology, telecommunications and the Internet. He has advised on regulatory, commercial and international aspects of data protection, including matters relating to public policy and legislative affairs across different jurisdictions, data protection management and compliance, data breaches and regulatory enforcement. Prior to joining the firm, David was Chief Counsel to Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission.
David also actively supports the development of data protection law and practice. He is presently an Adjunct Associate Professor with the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law, where he teaches global data privacy law. He is also a member of the Asia Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
David holds bachelor and master of laws degrees from the National University of Singapore and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He also holds the CIPP/A, CIPM and CIPT certifications and has been recognised as a Fellow of Information Privacy by the IAPP.