Rahul Matthan is one of the founding partners of Trilegal and the head of its technology practice based in Bangalore. He is a member of the management committee of the firm and is actively involved in a number of industry associations relating to the technology sector.Much of Rahul’s work is focused in an around information technology and high technology clients to whom his team offers a full range ofservices. His work includes, technology transfer, intellectual property strategy advice, technology M&A, venture capital investment, business process outsourcing, unfair competition, distribution and supply arrangements, dispute resolution relating to technology companies, electronic commerce, etc.
He has advised various departments of the Government of India in respect of policy matters pertaining to the national spatial data infrastructure, and intellectual property and is an active consultant to organizations involved in bringing e-governance solutions to various municipalities around the country.He has a deep understanding of the conflict between internet penetration and wide adoption and that a growing dependency on the internet will have on national security. He has worked with the Unique Identification Authority of India in addressing the data protection concerns involved in rolling out a national identity scheme to the 1.2 billion people resident in India and has developed an approach paper for the government of India, outlining the form and substance of an Indian data protection legislation.