Michael Power

Michael Power is a Toronto-based lawyer who advises both public and private sector clients on privacy and information risk management issues. During the course of his 25 years in law, he has held various positions, including Vice-President, Privacy and Security, at an Ontario Crown agency; a partner with Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP; and a member of the federal Department of Justice advising on trade and technology-related issues. He writes and speaks extensively on privacy and information security issues. He is the author of the Access to Information and Privacy Title of Halsbury’s Laws of Canada and co-author of the American Bar Association best-seller Sailing in Dangerous Waters: A Director’s Guide to Data Governance. He is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society and the Law Society of Upper Canada. He also serves as a member of the senior advisory board of the magazine, Security & Privacy, of the IEEE, the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology.