Colin McKay

Head of Public Policy + Government Relations - Google Canada

Colin is the Head of Google’s Public Policy and Government Relations team in Canada. Colin is a member of the board at MediaSmarts, a not-for-profit organization that provides youth with critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens, and is a member of the Government of Canada Advisory Panel on Open Government, as well as sitting on the boards of Canada 2020, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, the Canadian-American Business Council and the Missing Children’s Society of Canada.

Before joining Google, he worked at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, where his team researched the impact of the digital economy on personal privacy and then built online tools to help Canadians understand their privacy rights. Prior to that, he worked on science and technology, patent, copyright, innovation, and transportation communications and policy for the Government of Canada. He has a B.A and M.A from the University of Toronto in International Relations.