Jake Goldenfein


Jake Goldenfein is a lecturer at the Law School at Swinburne University of Technology researching the intersection of law and technology. He has a particular interest in automated decision making, privacy, surveillance, distributed ledger technologies, the history and theory of communications technologies, media law and intellectual property.

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25 Oct 2018

This research reviews different emerging digital and disruptive technologies in relation to housing. One key conclusion is that the sharing or ‘gig’ economy, with the likes of Airbnb, is already disrupting the housing sector.


6 Mar 2018

The federal government's plans to store our biometric data are currently going through parliament. The data could reveal more than we'd like to those who seek to access the information.

Journal article

14 Mar 2017


In 2007, Australia’s Commonwealth Government took a dramatic new approach to the governance of remote Indigenous communities. The ‘Northern Territory Intervention’ aimed to combat abuse and violence in remote Indigenous communities, and included far-reaching changes to welfare administration, employment programmes and policing....



19 Jan 2017

In possibly Australia’s most important privacy case to date, the Federal Court today dealt a severe blow to Australia’s information privacy laws by narrowing the definition of “personal information”.

Australia’s data privacy laws only protect “personal information”, which is defined by whether a person...

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