Dr Sean Goltz

About Me

Sean Goltz earned his PhD at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada and  his LLB and LLM degrees with The University of Haifa.

Sean believes in developing technology-driven legal tools and employing legal entrepreneurship to regulate the harmful effects of technology (especially for children) on one hand, and harness technology for the benefit of the law, on the other hand.

As part of his research, Sean has developed, and online educational tool to teach teenagers about their legal rights and obligations (now in the prototype stage).

Sean is licensed to practise law in Israel and Canada. As part of Israel’s leading technology law firm, Sean has consulted the Israeli court system in its multi-million internationally ground- breaking digitizing project involving multinational cooperation with IBM and Microsoft. Sean has represented corporations and private clients in various legal matters including technology, land and litigation, in both countries.

He has published articles on law and technology, regulation, and land law and is the co-author of the book Privacy Rights in the Global Digital Economy: Everyday Legal Problems and Canadian Paths to Justice published by Irwin Law and the co-author of a chapter in a book titled Media and Education in the Digital Age.

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Research Interests

Law and Technology, Artificial Inteligence, Compliance, human-machine interface


Computers and Education; Law; Technology; Web

Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning, compliance, regulation

Recent Publications

  • Goltz, N., & Mayo. (2017). Enhancing regulatory compliance by using artificial intelligence text mining to identify penalty clauses in legislation. Retrieved from

  • Goltz, N. (2017). The riots in Ferguson, Missouri as a sequel of the movie ‘The Purge’ - Freedom of Speech in the Age of New Media. In ResearchGate (pp. 1-8). doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.33566.95045 Open Access version: hdl:

  • Goltz, N. (2017). Linked Democracy 3.0 - Global machine translated legislation and compliance in the age of artificial intelligence. SSRN Electronic Journal. doi:10.2139/ssrn.2977616 Open Access version: hdl:

  • Mayo, M., & Goltz, N. (2017). Constructing document vectors using kernel density estimates. In V. Torra, Y. Narukawa, A. Honda, & S. Inoue (Eds.), Modeling Decisions for Artificial Intelligence. MDAI 2017 (pp. 183-194). Cham: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-67422-3_16

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Goltz, Mr Sean 6351 ngoltz N.5.26 Law, Faculty of

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