Monthly Archives: March 2019

Inauguration of Chennai Chapter

The Chennai Chapter of FDPPI was formally inaugurated on 16th March 2019 in a grand function in Hotel Rain Tree, Anna salai along with a workshop on Section 65B of Indian Evidence Act. The program was jointly conducted by FDPPI and CySi (Cyber Society of India).

A Full report of the event is available at

Ms Anitha Rajesh the President of the Chennai Governing Council , Mr Sridhar and Mr Balaji members and naavi are seen in the picture. Durai Kannaiyan and Nagendra who are the other members of the Governing Council were not present.

During the event Naavi explained the relevance of Section 65B for Data Protection industry besides a detailed discussion on its impact on the law enforcement and judiciary.


Program on Section 65B jointly with CySi in Chennai

 Launch of Chennai Chapter ad Workshop in Chennai

Section 65B of Indian Evidence Act is an important legislative provision which came to effect on 17th October 2000 and determines how Electronic Evidence has to be presented in a Court of Law for admissibility.

Several aspects of Data Protection require, archiving of data and presentation of data in quasi judicial and judicial fora and hence understanding this section is important for the DPOs in India.

On 16th March 2019, Cyber Society of India (CySi) of which Mr Naavi was the founder Secretary, and FDPPI are organizing a one day workshop on Section 65B of Indian Evidence Act. This is the first time in the last 20 years that a dedicated one day workshop is being organized on this subject. (Details are available here)

Naavi was the person who submitted the first Section 65B Certificate in any Court in India which was during the case of State of Tamil Nadu Vs Suhas Katti in AMM Egmore Court in 2004. Mr S.Balu the current President of CySi was the IO in that case which was historically the first case in which conviction took place under ITA 2000 in India.

During this occassion, FDPPI is set to launch its Chennai Chapter on 16th March 2019 along with an event being conducted by Cyber Society of India (CySi)  on on Section 65B of Indian Evidence Act.

During the program, Naavi is also  launching the print version of his e-book on Section 65B of Indian Evidence Act.

Members of FDPPI in Chennai are requested to make the event a success.

FDPPI Chennai Chapter to be launched

FDPPI Chennai Chapter is set to be launched on March 16, 2019 at Chennai.

Cyber Society of India of which Naavi was a founding secretary is conducting  an event on “Section 65B of Indian Evidence Act”  and the launch is tagged with this event.

FDPPI has always proposed that it would work along with other like minded organizations and would be like a federation of such organizations provided there is commonality of purpose and this joint event after the Bangalore ISACA event is a step in this direction.

Success of this concept of “Federation” depends on the reciprocal gestures by the other organization and both in the case of ISACA, Bangalore and now CySi Chennai, FDPPI recognizes the reciprocal gesture of the other partner organization.

The principle is “We provide the content, You provide the platform” and we would like to see more such programs in the future.