Smari McCarthy

Smari McCarthy is an Icelandic and Irish politician, innovator and information activist. He is known for his work relating to direct democracy, transparency, and privacy. In 2012, he co-founded the Icelandic Pirate Party, along with Birgitta Jonsdottir, Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson, and various others. He stood as their lead candidate in Iceland's South Constituency in the 2013 parliamentary elections, but did not win a seat. In 2016, Smari was elected as a Pirate Party (Iceland) member of the Althing.