Michael McEvoy

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for B.C.

Michael McEvoy was appointed to a six-year term as information and privacy commissioner for B.C. in 2018. Previously, he helped lead the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office’s investigation into Cambridge Analytica and Facebook. McEvoy is chair of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities’ governance committee and a board member of the Victoria Conservatory of Music.

FUN FACT: I am a passionate handicapper of thoroughbred horses. I try to visit the racetrack of every place I travel.
RECOMMENDED READING: Mindf*ck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America, Christopher Wylie.
TOUGHEST CHALLENGE: Finding a way to work with privacy regulators around the world, because people’s data flows invisibly without regard to borders.