Michael McEvoy

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Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, Canada

Michael McEvoy was appointed Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC by unanimous motion of the Legislative Assembly. He began his six-year term as an independent Officer of the Legislature on April 1, 2018. Prior to his appointment, he was seconded from his position as Deputy Commissioner at the OIPC to the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK, where he helped lead an investigation into Cambridge Analytica and Facebook. Commissioner McEvoy served in local government for 12 years before joining the OIPC in 2007. He obtained a Juris Doctorate from the University of Manitoba in 1985 and a Bachelor of Arts in 1980 from the University of Winnipeg. He has been a member of the Law Society of British Columbia since 1986.
 

 

Contributions by Michael McEvoy

  • FB/Cambridge Analytica/AIQ — Canadian Response to a Global Privacy Alarm
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2019
  • International Response to Global Privacy Alarm: Facebook/Cambridge Analytica/AIQ
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • Commissioners' Game Show
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2018
  • Reputation and Online Shaming: An In-Depth Review of Recent Investigations
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2018
  • Data Localization Updates
    Moderator at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2016
  • We?ve Got Our Eye on You: the Privacy Implications of Employee Monitoring
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2015