15th July 2020: FDPPI Jnaanavardhini Series

Deepalakshmi Vadivelan speaks on “E-Contracts and e-Sign in the light of IT Act”

8th July 2020: FDPPI Jnaanavardhini Series

A Discussion on Personal Data Protection Standard of India (PDPSI)

1st July 2020: FDPPI Jnaanavardhini Series

Mr S.K. Prakash, from CISCO speaks on DIFC Data Protection Law 2020

26th June 2020: FDPPI Jnaanavardhini Series

Mr Niranjan Srinivas, speaks on  “360 degree view of Covid Impact on Business”


17th June 2020: FDPPI Jnaanavardhini Series

Sameer Mathur, Founder & CEO, SM Consulting spoke on Competency Areas and Key Competency Indicator in Managing Projects

10th June 2020: Jnaanavardhini Webinar Series

Mr Syed Mansoor Ahmed, Psychodrama Director, CP-NLP and TA spoke on HR Issues during COVID Lock down



6th June 2020: Certified Data Protection Professional-Module-I 

The third batch for Certification will commence on 6th June 2020

Copy of Prospectus is available here

3rd June 2020: FDPPI Jnaanavardhini Series:

Talk by Dr Mahendra Limaye on ” Cases on Data Privacy in India at Adjudication and  TDSAT”

27th May 2020:FDPPI Jnaanavardhini Series:

Talk by Suresh Balepur on “Privacy By Design”

20th May 2020: FDPPI Jnaanavardhini Series: :

Talk by Mr Anand Patnam,  Information Security  and Data Protection  Professional, Bengaluru.

Topic: Leveraging Project Management Methodology for PDPA Compliance

13th May 2020: FDPPI Jnanavardhini Series:Security in the Work From Home environment

Talk by Mr Mohan Bhat, Co-Founder, Accops Systems Pvt Ltd, Pune. Topic: Security in the Work From Home environment.

27th: 8th May 2020: Interaction with a group of Professionals in Delhi 

Naavi held an interactive session with a group of professionals in Delhi over Zoom at 6.30 PM (IST) to discuss the concept of FDPPI. Meeting organized by Sameer Mathur, Honorary President, Delhi Chapter. Participation by invitation. Contact Sameer Mathur/Naavi for attending.

26: 6th May 2020

Mr Bondiah Adepu addressed a webinar at 7.00 pm on “Adopting ISO 277001 to PDPA”. It will be conducted over Zoom and will be open for non members also on selective basis. Contact any member of FDPPI for more information.

A Link to the video is available here:

25: 6th May 2020

Naavi addressed a webinar at 11.oo am on “Zooming in on Zoom Security”… On Zoom

A link to the video is available here:



24: 29th April 2020

Mr Ritesh Bhatia addressed a webinar on “Is Zoom a Security Risk?” at 7.00 pm on Zoom. Open to non members also. Contact any member of FDPPI for more information.


23: 25th April 2020

Nagpur : Webinar on PDPA by Naavi. Precursor to setting up of Nagpur Chapter: 4.00 pm. Open to interested persons, by invitation.

Held successfully. Dr Mahendra Limaye orgaized the meeting which was addressed by Naavi.

22: 24th April 2020

Delhi Chapter formal launch: 1.00 pm. Through Zoom. Naavi to explain the objectives of FDPPI

Open to select persons

21: 22nd April 2020

Advocate Karthikeyan conducts a webinar on “Legal Aspects of Information Security”

Through Zoom, at 7.00 pm

Open to interested persons by invitation

20: 17th April 2020

Personal Data Protection Act for NABARD Executives

Webinar to discuss the implication of PDPA for NABARD activities.

19: 16th April 2020

18: 15th April 2020

17: 28th March 2020: Seminar on Privacy and Data Protection at Hubli (Postponed due to Corona Lockdown)

FDPPI will be knowledge partnering  GK Law College Hubli for a day long seminar on Privacy and Data Protection in Hubli on 28th March 2020.

16: 21st march 2020: CPE Program for ISACA Bangalore

Naavi will conduct a two hour online CPE program on PDPA to members of ISACA, Bangalore on 21st March 2020 between 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm.

15: 14th march 2020: Workshop in Chennai on PDPA

CYSI and FDPPI are conducting a workshop in Chennai on PDP on 14th march 2020. Naavi will present the salient features of the proposed Act. Former Judge of Madras High Court  Honourable K.N. Basha and Honourable M P, Sri P.Wilson will grace the occasion. The first certificates for “Certified Data Protection Professional” (M-I) will be distributed during the occasion to two successful candidates in Chennai.

Photos of the event:

14. 8th February 2020: Presentation on ISO 277001 by Sandhya Khamsera at Bangalore and Discussion on  PDPA Bill

Under the leadership of V Nagendra, the Director, the Bangalore RC conducted a “Jnaana Vahini” event on 8th February 2020. First Ms Sandhya Khamsera made a useful presentation on ISO 277001.

Then the group discussed the PDPA Bill for the purpose of submission of comments to the Joint Parliamentary Committee.

13. 12th October 2019: Webinar on Data Governance

On 12th October 2019, at 5,30, Mr Amit Kadam of TUV SUD presented gave a presentation on Data Governance.

Mr Naavi introduced the topic. A copy of the web talk can be viewed here:

12. 17th September 2019: Cyber Forensics in Privacy Era

A Knowledge Sharing Session of FDPPI was held on 17th September 2019 at Deloitte, Bangalore. Mr Sebastin Edussery of Deloitte and Mr Naavi of FDPPI spoke on the subject of Cyber Forensics in the Privacy Era and Evidentiary Challenges in Cyber Forensics. Mr Nagendra welcomed the gathering and proposed the vote of thanks. T Group sponsored the high tea.

11. 7th September 2019 Webinar on ISO27701

A webinar was held on 7th September at 7.00 pm.  on ISO 27701 the speaker was Sandhya Kamesra. She is the founder of Pricoris LLP, a start up consulting and training for in the field of Information security, business continuity, cyber risk and privacy. She has also worked with BSI India as  Chief Operating officer capacity building.

The  link to the webinar can be found here:

10. 16th July 2019: Launch of Delhi Chapter and Discussion on “Data Audit under PDPA”

On 16th July 2019, a meeting was be held at Deloitte, office in Tower 10 B, in Cyber City, Gurugaon at 2.30 PM. attended by a number of professionals from the industry.

During the meeting the Delhi Chapter of FDPPI was formally launched. Presently, Mr Nakul Chopra will be the Honorary President of the Chapter on a provisional basis. After enrolment of more members the members will formally elect the honorary office bearers of the Chapter.

During the meeting, Mr Nakul Chopra presented a brief overview of the Personal Data Protection Act  expected to be a law in India in due course.

Naavi made a brief presentation on the topic “Data Audit under PDPA”. There was an active discussion on PDPA and the impact of the law on the industry and the professionals.

9. 3rd July 2019: Chai-Pe-Charcha at Pune

8. 11th May 2019:  Webinar on “Emerging Opportunities for Data Protection Professionals in India”

FDPPI Mumbai is organizing a webinar on “Emerging opportunities for Data Privacy  Professionals in India” on 11th May, 2019 at 8.00 PM (IST)

Topic:   Emerging opportunities for Data Privacy Professionals in India

Speaker: Na.Vijayashankar (Naavi), Data Protection Consultant


  1. Welcome and Brief about the FDPPI (Foundation for the Data Protection Professionals in India) by Mr Adepu Bondiah
  2. Presentation by Naavi covering
    1. Emerging opportunities for Data Protection Professionals in India
    2. How Does PDPA 2018 differ from GDPR
    3. Challenges in Compliance for Data Fiduciaries and Data Processors
    4. Challenges in conducting Data Audit and Computing Data Trust Score
    5. Q &A
  3. Vote of Thanks: Mr Rakesh Goyal

Participation is by invitation. For invitation, Contact Mr Adepu Bondiah, or Rakesh Goyal or Mr Anil Chiplunkar or Mr Ritesh Bhatia, the Governing Council members of FDPPI, Mumbai.

Request for Invitation may be sent to 

7: 16th March 2019: Launch of Chennai Chapter

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. Naavi was the founder secretary of CySi and a continuing life member and supporter of CySi. Mr S.Balu the current President and Mr Badri, current Joint Secretary of CySi are members of FDPPI.

FDPPI as a Federation of agencies working on different aspects of Data Protection, associates itself with such activities by like minded organizations and the event is one such occasion after the last event in Bangalore with ISACA.

During the program, Naavi is intending to launch 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.

6: 24th February 2019: Webinar on California Consumer Privacy Act

A Webinar was held on 24th February 2019 at 8.00 pm on California Consumer Privacy Act. The webinar would be conducted by Mr Nakul Chopra of Deloitte.

Interested persons can send their request to attend the webinar through e-mail.

5: 19th January 2019: Workshop on Impact of GDPR

FDPPI and ISACA are conducting a joint event in Bangalore on “Impact of GDPR in India and Proposed PDPA 2018”. 

The event will be held between 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm at FKCCI Hall , 3rd Floor, Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Federation House, K.G.Road, Opposite Bhoomika Theater, Next to SBM building. Bengaluru, Karnataka 560009.

4: 10th January 2019: Webinar on Intermediary Guidelines

A Web based Round Table on “Intermediary Guidelines under Section 79 of ITA 2000/8-Discussion on Draft released for Public Comments”  to collate the views to be submitted by FDPPI.

A copy of the presentation made by Naavi is available in the library section.

3: 19th December 2018: Webinar on Privacy Governance

Agni Dipta Sarkar, an E Governance Professional will conduct a webinar on “Privacy Governance” at 8.00 pm. Mr Agni  is an information security, privacy protection and business continuity leader.

2: 3rd November 2018: Webinar on Comparing GDPR with ITA 2008

Sreevidya Varma, one of the supporting members of FDPPI  conducted a webinar on “Comparing GDPR with ITA 2008”.  Mr S.K, Prakash, Hon President welcomed the participants. Mr Ramesh, Hon VP and several members and a few non members were also present in the webinar.

1: 9th October 2018: Web Meeting on Impact of Aadhaar judgement on Industry

A Web meeting was held on 9th October 2018 at 8.00 pm (IST) to discuss the impact of the Aadhaar judgement on the industry and to discuss the comments on PDPA 2018 to be sent to MeitY.

The background material for the discussions was provided by Naavi in the form of a series of articles published at (Last Day for Comments on PDPA 2018 is 10th October) and a draft note that was circulated amongst the provisional members.

Subsequent to the discussions, a note has been forwarded to the Ministry of IT through the designated website.

A Copy of the comments sent is available in the library

Any Suggestions for conducting of specific  events, in future may be sent to FDPPI