Michael McEvoy

Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, Canada

Michael McEvoy 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.

My Sessions

Data protection or data protectionism?: The Future of International Data Sharing
  • Ivana Bartoletti, Technical Director, Deloitte and founder of the Women Leading in AI network
  • Paul Breitbarth, Director, EU Policy & Strategy, TrustArc
  • Marty Abrams, Chief Strategist & Executive Director, The Information Accountability Foundation and Information & Consumer Policy Innovator
  • Declan Shaw, UK International Strategy for Data Transfers. Department for Digital,Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
  • Michael McEvoy, Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, Canada