Province of British Columbia

Territory: Province of British Columbias (Canada)
Continent: Americas
Scope: Provincial
Competence: Privacy/Data Protection, access to information and also serves as the BC Lobbyists Registrar
Year established: 1993

Number of staff: 41



Head of authority: Michael McEvoy, Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia

He 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 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.


Relevant Laws

·    Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

·    Personal Information Protection Act

·    Lobbyists Transparency Act


Latest annual report:

·        2020-21 Annual Report OIPC

·        2021-21 Annual Report ORL


Contact details:


Address: 4th Floor, 947 Fort Street, Victoria BC V8V 3K3
Telephone: (250) 387-5629

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.oipc.bc.ca/ & https://www.lobbyistsregistrar.bc.ca/