Alexander M. White

Privacy Commissioner for Bermuda

Appointed January 2020 as Bermuda’s first Privacy Commissioner, Alex supervises all Bermudian organisations for compliance with the Personal Information Privacy Act (PIPA). His work includes establishing the office and building the foundations for a successful data protection environment in the country. An attorney licensed in Illinois and the District of Columbia, he served as a founding member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals' (IAPP) Privacy Bar Section Advisory Board and founded the IAPP State, Local, and Municipal Government Affinity Group. He served a three-year term as a US federal privacy advisor on the Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee (DPIAC). Prior to establishing the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Bermuda, Alex 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. He has also worked as legal counsel in the insurance industry, focusing on emerging issues, enterprise risk management, regulatory compliance, government affairs, and product development, including drafting and review of cyber liability forms. He holds a variety of privacy, legal, cybersecurity, and risk management qualifications regarding American, Asian, Canadian, and European laws and regulations, and is a two-time graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history and a Juris Doctor cum laude.