Mrs Drudeisha Madhub
Data Protection Office, Mauritius
I completed my LL.B at the University of Mauritius in 1998 and was also the Vice-President of the Student Union of the University at that time. I then took part in the 1999 bar exams of the Council of Legal Education in Mauritius and came out first amongst the seven successful candidates and was awarded the first prize.
I joined the Attorney-General’s Office in August 2001 and stayed there for six and a half years as Senior State Counsel. I was awarded the British Chevening Scholarship in 2003 and concluded successfully my LL.M in International Human Rights at Essex University, Colchester. Since August 2007, I have joined the Prime Minister’s Office as Data Protection Commissioner and I am also a member of the Francophone Association of Data Protection Commissioners and GPEN Network.
In March 2011, I was appointed data protection and human rights expert by Interpol and a member of the Commission for the Control of Interpol’s Files. In September 2014, I was appointed UN expert by joining the UN Global Pulse Data Advisory Group. I have published various articles in international journals and guidelines on data protection.