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Prof Dan Svantesson

Professor

Level 4, Building 4, Faculty of Law, Bond University

Professional biography

Dan is a Professor at the Faculty of Law (Bond University), a research fellow at Masaryk University (Czech Republic), and an Associated Researcher at the Swedish Law & Informatics Research Institute, Stockholm University. He specialises in international aspects of the IT society, a field within which he has published a range of books and articles, and given presentations in Australia, Asia, North America and Europe. Dan held an ARC Future Fellowship (2012-2016) and was the inaugural Managing Editor for International Data Privacy Law, published by Oxford University Press. He is a Member of the Editorial Boards for several journals, including the Commonwealth Cybercrime Journal, the International Cybersecurity Law Review, the International Journal of Law and Information Technology, the Commonwealth Law Bulletin, the International Review of Law Computers and Technology, the Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology and the Computer Law and Security Review. Professor Svantesson has contributed to commissioned report by several international organisations including the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, OECD, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. He has been identified as the Field Leader for “Technology Law” in a study published by League of Scholars together with The Australian for four years (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018). Dan also writes on ‘Beer Law’ and in 2022, his Chocolate Baltic Porter was the highest scoring beer (out of 580 competing beers) in the Queensland Amateur Brewing Championship.

Teaching expertise

Private International Law, eCommerce, Internet and IT Law, Privacy Law, Law of Obligations, and Contract Law.

Professional admissions

  • Informal Advisory Group supporting the revision of the Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum of the OECD Privacy Guidelines, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s Data Disclosure Framework Expert Group
  • The Swedish Law & Informatics Research Institute, Stockholm University”

Professional appointments

  • Managing Editor - International Data Privacy Law, Oxford University Press
  • Member of Editorial Board - Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology
  • Member of Editorial Board - Computer Law & Security Review
  • Member of International Advisory Board - International Review of Law Computers and Technology, Taylor & Francis
  • Member of Editorial Advisory Board - Commonwealth Law Bulletin, Taylor & Francis
  • Member of Editorial Board - International Journal of Law and Information Technology, Oxford University Press

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Jurisprudence Luleå Tekniska Universitet (Sweden)
  • Master of Jurisprudence Luleå Tekniska Universitet (Sweden)
  • Master of Laws University of New South Wales

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