The Centre for IT and Law is a pioneering centre dedicated to tackling the new legal challenges associated with the fast-moving world of information technology. It is a cross-disciplinary venture, building on existing strengths in the Law School and Department of Computer Science. The Centre is supported by an Advisory Group of international businesses and legal experts. Vodafone Group Services Limited, Barclaycard, Herbert Smith, Hewlett Packard Laboratories and the Law Society Charitable Trust have all invested in the new Centre to find solutions to legal problems created by new technology. The Centre's main areas of research are in the fields of privacy, digital rights management, cybercrime and e-commerce.