Michael McEvoy, Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia was appointed to a six-year term as Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC by unanimous motion of the Legislative Assembly in 2018. Immediately prior to his appointment he helped lead the Information Commissioner’s Office of the United Kingdom’s investigation into Cambridge Analytica and Facebook. Commissioner McEvoy joined the OIPC in 2007, adjudicating more than 50 inquiries under provincial access and privacy law before his appointment as Deputy Commissioner in 2013.
He was a Public School trustee for 12 years, a role that included two terms as President of the British Columbia School Trustees' Association and one as President of the Canadian School Boards' Association. He has chaired Greater Victoria’s United Way campaign and presently serves on the board of the Victoria Conservatory of Music. He obtained a Juris Doctorate from the University of Manitoba in 1985 and a Bachelor of Arts in 1980 from the University of Winnipeg. Commissioner McEvoy has been a member of the Law Society of British Columbia since 1986.
Contributions by Michael McEvoy
Commissioners Game Show
Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2023
More than Face Value: Facial Recognition Technology & Privacy
Web Conference Speaker
Privacy in the Time of a Pandemic
Speaker at Virtual Vancouver KnowledgeNet: October 22, 2020
- Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2020 - Canceled
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