Jake Blight

PhD candidate

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Birch Building


Lawyer. Integrity professional. Monitor.#

Jake is doing a PhD part-time while also being the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor.

He is one of Australia’s most experienced national security lawyers with expertise in telecommunications interception, the use of surveillance devices, computer network operations and ‘cyber warfare’. He has also played a leading role in the oversight of the legality and propriety of the work of intelligence and security agencies through his many years as the Deputy and acting head of the integrity agency charged with overseeing these bodies. Jake was also an Associate Professor at the ANU National Security College, teaching national security law.

Jake’s PhD is exploring how to identify and manage the risks of security and intelligence agencies using AI.

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