Rao Law Group is a business law practice with global clients in the financial, technology, and creative industries. We focus on distilling complex legal issues into simple, business actionable solutions.
News and Updates
The most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years
European Union's General Data Protection Regulation becomes fully enforceable May 2018.
A PwC survey reports 92 percent of U.S. companies consider GDPR a top data protection priority
Jul 17: UK may seek adequacy decision on data protection to allow post-Brexit law enforcement data sharing between officers and regulators in the European Union and the UK.
Jul 10: Large data breach at Indian telecom Reliance Jio spurs calls for data protection laws in India.
Jul 5: Report that crypto-currency exchange Bithumb hacked, leading to theft of personal information of 30,000 individuals and millions of dollars in Bitcoin and Ethereum accounts.
Jul 3: Information Commissioner's Office rules NHS violated UK Data Protection Act when sending patient details to Google DeepMind.
Jun 27: European Union issues historic €2.4 billion antitrust fine against Google over alleged preferential search treatment of comparison pricing.
Jun 21: UK Data Protection Bill announced in Queen's Speech, confirming UK will follow GDPR.
Jun 14: Technology patent update - petition for writ of certiorari distributed for Supreme Court conference in Synopsys, Inc. v. Mentor Graphics Corp. 16-1288, with potential impact on § 101 inquiry and the effect of specification on claim construction in an Alice analysis.
Apr 27: Germany passes new Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) for Federal Council approval, to implement GDPR provisions.
Mar 22: For health care providers, FBI issues warning regarding threats to FTP servers.