Alexander McD White
Government of Bermuda
I currently serve as Bermuda’s first Privacy Commissioner, appointed by H.E. the Governor of Bermuda to take office in January 2020 as founding head of the country’s data protection authority. (Interactions here are not intended as endorsements, and postings do not represent the opinion of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.)
I am a lawyer licensed in Illinois and the District of Columbia. I served as a founding member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Privacy Bar Section Advisory Board and am the founder of the IAPP State, Local, and Municipal Government Affinity Group. On January 10, 2017, I was appointed by former Secretary Jeh Johnson to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee (DPIAC) for a three-year term.
Prior to establishing the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Bermuda, I served as State Deputy Chief Privacy Officer for the U.S. State of South Carolina, developing a statewide privacy program from its earliest days for over 70 state agencies and entities operating in finance, healthcare, education and higher education, law enforcement, and other sectors.
In my early career, I worked as a lawyer, consultant, and non-executive director in insurance and education, focusing on emerging issues, enterprise risk management, regulatory compliance, government affairs, and product development, including cyber liability.
I hold a variety of privacy, legal, cybersecurity, and risk management qualifications and am a two-time graduate of the University of Georgia, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in history and a Juris Doctor (cum laude), with further coursework and study with the Harvard Kennedy School, City University (London) Law School, Law Society of Ireland, Vrije Universiteit Brussels Institute for European Studies, Tsinghua University School of Law, and Fudan University Law School.