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Professor Andrew Charlesworth


Andrew Charlesworth began his academic career in 1991 as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Hull, then Senior Lecturer in IT Law in 1996.  He founded the Information Law and Technology Unit (ILTU) at Hull in 1994 to promote teaching and research into the interaction of law and information technologies.

Andrew was appointed Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol in 2001, a unique joint post in the Law School and Department of Computer Science.  From 2001-2018 he was Director of the cross-disciplinary Centre for IT & Law (CITL).  He is currently Professor of Law, Innovation and Society, Co-Director of the Centre for Global Law and Innovation, and a member of the Management Board of the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Interactive Artificial Intelligence.

He researches, teaches and provides consultancy services across a wide range of IT-linked fields - data protection, intellectual property, internet law and e-commerce law.

Andrew sits on the Editorial Boards of the European Journal of Law and Technology and  International Journal of Digital Curation and the International Advisory Board of SCRIPT-ed.  He has previously been co-editor of the Common Law World Review, a member of the General Council and the Media Board of the Society for Computers and Law (SCL), and a member of the Executive Committee of the British and Irish Legal Education Technology Association (BILETA).  He is also a member of the International Board of Experts of EuroPrivacy, a certification scheme for data protection under the GDPR.