FDPPI (Foundation of Data Protection Professionals in India) is a Section 8 company limited by guarantee registered under the Indian Companies Act 2013.

As a Section 8 company, it is a “Not for Profit” organization meaning that it cannot distribute profits if any with the members.

As a Company limited by guarantee, there are no share holders in the Company. Members who have signed the guarantee obligation stating that they guarantee a payment of upto Rs 10,000/- in the event of closure of the organization when assets are less than liabilities. This is a contingent event which arises if the organization goes into liquidation where there are accumulated liabilities in excess of liabilities. In case of liquidation in other circumstances, residual assets need to be merged with another organization with similar objectives.

FDPPI is a Private Limited Company with three Directors, namely Vijayashankar Nagaraja Rao (Naavi), Nagendra Javagal and Ramesh Venkataraman.

In the field of Personal Data Protection, FDPPI is the first organization of this type in India dedicated to the empowerment of the industry and promoted by the professionals as individuals.

FDPPI is registered as a GST entity with a GSTN of 29AAADCF4963H1ZC and TAN of BLRF04845B

Receipts to FDPPI are in the form of subscriptions for different services of the Company, fees for different kinds of trainings and Certifications, royalty type payments from members to whom FDPPI brand name is made available for providing commercial services etc.

As a private limited company, FDPPI has an upper limit on the number of members and hence FDPPI has stopped accepting voting members at present. All membership at present is on “Non Voting Basis” and does not require the guarantee commitment.

Founders and Directors

Vijayashankar Nagaraja Rao, more popularly known as Naavi, the founder of Naavi.org and associate activities and Mr Nagendra Javagal an experienced GRC professional are the  subscribers to the Memorandum in the formation of this Company. Mr Ramesh Venkataraman, an experienced Quality and Information audit professional is the third Director of FDPPI. They constitute the current Board of Directors. Naavi is the Executive Chairman of FDPPI.

Brief Profile of Directors:

Vijayashankar Nagaraja Rao who is popularly known as Naavi, is a pioneer in the field of Cyber Laws in India.

Having started his journey into Cyber Laws in India in 1998, Naavi is a thought leader and contributed significantly to the development of Cyber Jurisprudence in India.

He is the founder of www.naavi.org which is the premier portal on Cyber Laws in India and has many unique services related to Cyber Laws including Cyber Evidence Archival Center and Online Dispute Resolution Center.

He is also an academician having authrored several books/E Books on the subject of Cyber Laws, is a visiting faculty in several leading academic institutions in the country and also the founder director of Cyber Law College which is a  virtual institution dedicated to the development of Cyber law education in the country.

Naavi has been instrumental in creating many other organizations working in the area of Cyber Law as founder secretary/chairman. He is also a Netizen activist with a lifetime mission with the motto “Let’s Create a Responsible Cyber Society”.

Nagendra Javagal is a GRC Professional with 15+ years of experience in Telecom, Healthcare and Financial Services. He is a Certified Information Systems Risk and Compliance Professional and a certified ISP 27001 lead auditor.

Nagendra is an active member of many professional organizations including Information System Auditor and Control Association (ISACA), International Association for Risk and Compliance Institute, USA, Healthcare Risk and Compliance Association(HCCA), USA, Scrum alliance Organization,etc.

Ramesh Venkataraman is a quality and Information Security audit professional with over two decades of experience in the industry. Presently he is the Portfolio Manager-QMS and ISMS at Carl Zeiss India (Bangalore) Pvt Ltd.

In his illustrious career, he has held positions as Academics Head of Aptech Middle East, Software Process Improvement Head in Siemens Technology India, General Manager Cognizant Technology Solutions, etc. He also has experience as an entrepreneur having managed his own consultancy organization engaged in ISMS audit services.

Governance Committee

A Governance Committee of nominated self motivated “Presidents of Chapters” constitute the Governance body referred to as the “Group of Presidents”. The three directors are part of this group. The Advisor operations is the Secretary of the group.

The Certificate of Incorporation is available here