Siena Anstis

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Svea Anstis

Siena Anstis is a senior legal advisor with the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy (University of Toronto). Prior to joining the Citizen Lab, she worked as a litigation associate at Morrison & Foerster in New York City and clerked for the Honourable Mr. Justice Cromwell at the Supreme Court of Canada and at the Court of Appeal for Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Anthropology from Concordia University (2009), a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University (2014) and a Master of Laws (First Class) from the University of Cambridge (2020). She was called to the Ontario bar in 2015 and the New York bar in 2014. Her scholarly work has been published in a range of publications, including the McGill Law Journal, the Canadian Bar Review, and the Oxford Journal of Human Rights Practice.

Sessions

The role of Germany in addressing the commercial spyware proliferation

Natalia Krapiva, Siena Anstis

Summary
Germany has been notably absent from the efforts to tackle the proliferation of commercial hacking technologies. In March 2024, however, the country joined the US-led initiative to combat spyware at the Summit for Democracy in South Korea. Is Germany finally serious about addressing the problem?
Digital rights
Law
Civil Society
Stage 9
Conversation
English
Conference

“I wake up to a thousand tweets insulting me”: Digital attacks against exiled and diaspora women activists – and what to do about them

Gözde Böcü, Maryam Mirza, Arzu Geybulla, Siena Anstis

Summary
Repressive governments use invasive surveillance, online harassment and defamation campaigns to threaten women activists exiled abroad. What are the methods and silencing effects of gender-based digital transnational repression? How can we defend communities at risk and empower digital activists?
Activism
Digital rights
Civil Society
Stage 9
Panel
English
Forum Digitalpolitik
Conference