Monthly Archives: October 2018

Regional Council of Bengaluru constituted

On 30th October 2018, the Bengaluru Regional Council of FDPPI was constituted. The Nine member General Council will be the body which will plan and execute the programs of FDPPI.

The team will be headed by Sri S.K. Prakash as the Honorary President and Mr Ramesh Kauta as the Honorary Vice President.

Smt Vasanthika Srinath, Sreevidya Varma, Deepalakshmi Vadivelan, as well as Sri Vibhakar Bhushan, M A Ranganath, along with the two Directors namely Vijayashankar Nagaraja Rao (Naavi) and Nagendra Javagal will be the other members.

The team quickly identified several projects for implementation and identified different members to take the lead in the implementation.

One of the immediate projects to be initiated was the publication of a quarterly e-journal in the name of FDPPI to disseminate knowledge related to Data Protection industry and also the activities of the Company. Details are being finalized by a subcommittee.



PDPA Awareness Movement

FDPPI has embarked on an awareness building program in Bengaluru where members of FDPPI will be conducting a ” PDPA Sensitisation Lecture Programme” in different organizations initially in Bengaluru.

The program will be offered as a complimentary offer from FDPPI to make Bengaluru the Data Protection Regulation Capital of India.

This would be a movement to ensure that a large number of institutions in India would be aware of the Personal Data Protection Act which is likely to become a key legislation in India affecting a large section of the industry both IT and non IT.

Naavi will personally devote time for this activity along with a few other members.

In the coming days, FDPPI would conduct such programs from time to time to corporate members free of charge on on a reasonable fee for other Non Member Companies.

Interested organizations may contact FDPPI through e-mail for scheduling the program by mutual convenience.

We are an Inclusive Body… We donot have conflicts with other like minded organizations

As we start taking the next steps to develop FDPPI, it is necessary to make a public disclosure of our intention to build a common platform for all Data Protection Professionals in India.

We have therefore added in our objectives the following ancillary objective

” Collaborate with other Individuals, Organizations, Government authorities or any
other entity with complimentary interests in any lawful activity within the
objectives of the Company”

It is proposed that FDPPI will try to be a “Federation of Data Protection Organizations ” (FDPO) so that the activities of different organizations with similar purposes are integrated.

Members of other organizations who may consider such collaboration may note that

a) FDPPI is a Section 8 company. No profits will be distributed with the members.

b) It is a Company limited by Guarantees. Hence it does not raise resources by way of Share Capital.

c) The Resource mobilization is through Donations which are similar to membership fee in other organisations like a society.

d) The activity of FDPPI is not “Commercial” though it may earn revenue in some of its activities such as conducting training programs, etc. The profits earned will be re-invested in the activities of the Company as per the objectives in the MOA.

e) Every Member Donor who is called a “Prime Member” will have one Vote as a member and can participate in the activities either by electing members to the General Council or seeking election themselves.

f) In case other organizations want to join FDPPI in the Federation concept, they can join as a composite member with one single vote representing all their members,. But they need to be a legal entity  such as a Company, Society or a Trust.

g) FDPPI advocates the concept of “Supporting Members” where the member may occasionally share his efforts, products and services in the joint name with FDPPI with agreed sharing of benefits as a compensation for the efforts brought in to a joint project. The Federation member can therefore continue to have its activities without conflict and yet benefit by associating with FDPPI.

h) FDPPI wants this collaboration to also to exist between the community in the IT sector which relates to Data Protection with other professionals in the Legal sector, Law Enforcement sector and Academic Sector involved in the field of Privacy protection, Crime Prevention, Education etc., and therefore welcomes members from these professionals as part of this organization.

If any clarifications are required on the above, FDPPI would be willing to provide.

Invite your comments on Aadhaar Judgement

Before the public comments to PDPA 2018 closes on 10th October 2018, it is proposed that we conduct a web meeting and discuss views from our community.

As a thought starter, Naavi has  placed his personal views in the form of 10 different articles available at These are to be considered as his personal views and a background material for others to start thinking on the issues.

We request others-members and provisional members to send in their views through e-mail to FDPPI before 8th October 2018.

On 9th October 2018, at 8.00 pm, we will have an online meeting of the members of FDPPI and based on the views collected in this meeting, we shall submit one report to MeiTy if possible as a recommendation regarding PDPA 2018.

There have been several industry wide discussions in the last few months on PDPA 2018 in which issues like Data localization has been highlighted. What is new now is the Aadhaar judgement and its impact on PDPA 2018.

FDPPI wishes to  collect some thoughts on this aspect exclusively and submit it to the Government.