Prof Dan Svantesson

Prof Dan Svantesson

  • Professor
    Faculty of Law
Level 4, 4. Faculty of Law, Bond University

Professional biography

Professor Svantesson is a Co-Director of the Centre for Commercial Law at the Faculty of Law and a 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.

Professor Svantesson is an ARC Future Fellow (2012-2016) and the Managing Editor for International Data Privacy Law, published by Oxford University Press. He is a Member of the Editorial Boards for 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.

Statement of research interests

Until the end of 2016, my research is focused on my Future Fellowship project funded by the Australian Research Council (project number FT120100583):

"A global Internet presence comes with a global legal risk exposure. Everyone from casual Facebook users to major e-businesses are at risk of being sued anywhere their conduct has an impact. Taking account of cloud computing, Web 2.0 and geo-location technologies, this project reassesses when courts can claim jurisdiction over Internet conduct."

Winner of the 2016 Faculty of Law Research Excellence Award
Winner of the 2016 Vice-Chancellor's Research Excellence Award

Statement for HDR students

I would be interested in supervising HDR students in Internet law and data privacy law.

Higher degree research student projects

  • A study of the collection and sharing of personal information in national security, with a focus on border protection, in Australia and USA
  • Assessing the validity of electronic signatures in the Internet environment under Australian law
  • The Contestation between and Coexistence of Agricultural Land Protection and Coal Seam Gas Activities in Queensland, Australia
  • consumeR-IOT: where every thing collides;;Promoting consumer internet of things protection in Australia

Areas of research expertise

  • Law