Sanya Smith

Sanya Smith

Legal advisor

She is a legal advisor and senior researcher with Third World Network where she looks at the implications of trade agreements for various sectors including digital culture.  She has been analysing the impacts of the U.S. proposals for free flow of data across borders without sufficient privacy exceptions in current negotiations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Trade In Services Agreement and at the World Trade Organization where 160 countries are members. These are also likely to be proposed in the ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations between the USA and the European Union.  

She has also been working on the effects of the stronger intellectual property provisions in free trade agreements that go beyond the failed ACTA, including: longer copyright protection and attempts to export the USA’s notice and take down system for copyright infringement on the Internet.