Some more photographs of the Event on Life Time Achievement award

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Report in The Hindu on Lifetime achievement award

For sake of reference to academicians, the judgements in respect of Suhas Katti case and S Umashankar adjudication is provided below.


Copy of Suhas katti Judgement

The  judgement copies in S Umashankar case are available below:

  1. Adjudication award from Adjudicator of Tamil Nadu
  2. TDSAT Judgement of January 2019 and Reviewed Judgement from TDSAT of March 2019
  3. AO’s order following TDSAT Review
  4. Madras High Court order on Naavi as PIP
  5. Judgment of Madras High Court.

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Life Time Award Conferred


Honourable Justice Sri Bharata Chakravarthy, Madras High Court felicitating Naavi on 17th December 2022, in a function at Chennai organized by Cyber Society of India, Exnora and Chennai Spin, where the Life Time Achievement Award was given.

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Naavi the Innovator

Over the years, Naavi has been a thought leader and  has proposed many novel ideas for products and services.

  1. Cyber Evidence Archival Center (
  2. CEAC Drop-Box
  3. Cyber Notice
  4. E-Ombudsman
  5. Lookalikes (Provisional Patent)
  6. Adview Certification (Provisional Patent)
  7. Digital Value Imprinted Instrument System (Provisional Patent)
  8. Pseudonymization gateway
  9. Online Arbitration/Mediation with CEAC back up
  10. FDPC

The above thoughts have not been harnessed in to successful commercial products for various reasons so far.


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Lifetime Achievement Award

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Professional Profile

Please Note:  is the main website of Naavi for information on Cyber Law. This website is an attempt to trace the journey of Naavi in Cyber Space over 3 decades. 

Cyber Law and Data Protection Consultant

 Na.Vijayashankar, more popularly known as Naavi, is a pioneer in the field of Cyber Law in India. He was the author of the first book (1999) and first E-Book (2003) on Cyber Laws in India. He has also authored other books including E Books, “Cyber Laws, ITA 2000 and beyond”, “Cyber Laws for Engineers”, “Cyber Crimes and ITA 2008”, Personal Data Protection Act of India (PDPA 2020) etc.

Naavi is the founder of the premier Cyber Law Portal in India. He has also introduced pioneering web based services such as Cyber Evidence Archival Center ( specializing in Section 65B Certification of electronic documents and Real-time interaction based Online arbitration Center ( ) for online arbitration with evidential back up.

Naavi was the first person to successfully get conviction in a Criminal Court (State of Tamil Nadu Vs Suhas katti) where the Section 65B certified evidence was produced for the first time in India. He was also the person who successfully carried through the historical adjudication case of S. Umashankar Vs ICICI Bank through the Adjudicator of Tamil Nadu, The Cyber Appellate Tribunal, The TDSAT and the Madras High Court.

Naavi is the founder of Cyber Law College  which is the pioneering Virtual educational institution in India dedicated to Cyber Law Education. Naavi is a visiting faculty in a number of institutions including NLSUI Bangalore, Nalsar, Hyderabad, BMS Law College, Bangalore etc. He is also a guest faculty in NPA, and several other organizations.

Naavi is a leading HIPAA, ITA 2008, GDPR and Indian Data Protection compliance auditor. He has developed exclusive framework for compliance and audit namely “Data Protection Compliance Standard of India”, a standard for data valuation namely “Data Valuation Standard of India”, Method for evaluation of compliance through “Data Trust Score” (DTS) etc.

Naavi has been a thought leader and has propounded a Theory of Data to explain the Techno Legal aspects of Data.

Naavi has also introduced the concept of “Theory of Information Security Motivation” to explain the challenges in introduction of IS in an organization.

Another innovative thought Naavi suggested was for the industry to develop an “Intermediary Dispute Resolution Policy” on  the lines of the UDRP to develop a self regulatory mechanism.

Naavi has extensive senior corporate executive experience behind him. He has been an ex-Banker and Consultant to several Companies in Finance and IT Services. He has held top management positions in several companies engaged in the business of Banking, Advertising, IT Infrastructure Services and IT product marketing services.

Naavi is presently focusing on spreading awareness of  Neuro Rights Protection in India.

Naavi is also a well-known Netizen Activist and is available through e-mail

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Naavi on Mobile App

Naavi has made access to web content easy through an Android App.

At present following three Apps are available on Android phones in Goolgle Playstore



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Vision through Kannada Poems

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In conversation with M K Anand …Video

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Cyber Law Guru…

PR Syndicate honours ‘Cyber Law Guru of India’, Na.Vijayashankar

PR Syndicate, (a professional organization of PR Professionals in Chennai,)  celebrated its First Anniversary on 20th January 2007 at Russian Cultural Centre. The Chief Guest Rev.Fr.Jegath Gaspar Raj, Founder of Tamil Maiyam, Dr.Nirmala Prasad, Principal, M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women and Dr.Tamizhisai Soundararajan, General Secretary, B.J.P. addressed.

On the occassion, “Award of Excellence in Public Life”  was presented to ‘Cyber Law Guru of India’ Na.Vijayashankar, A.Irudhayam, Deputy Secretary, ICAI, T.Anand, Tamil Poet, N.B.Sukkur Basha, Editor, Tozhil Nesan and S.V.Ramaswamy, President, Stenographers’ Guild. N.C.Siddharth, M.V.Mahesh, P.E.Wilfred and S.Bhuvana of the PR Syndicate spoke on latest trends in PR and Corporate Communication. N.Thanigaimani, General Manager, Dr.Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, delivered vote of thanks.

20th JANUARY 2007

Welcome Address given by M.V.Mahesh, Dy General Secretary

I am delighted to be with PR Syndicate giving support to its characteristic and excellent social initiatives. PR Syndicate anniversary is an appropriate occasion for me to talk about the relevance and authority of public relations in this outsourcing age. I recall the vision of Ed Bernays, the founding father of the PR industry, who wrote a path-breaking book Crystallizing Public Opinion in 1923.Due to emergence of IT and ITES sectors, the rules of the corporate game have changed. Let me begin with some background. When I say public relations, I wonder how things change nowadays with accelerating speed. In today’s technology environment, every company needs to know where it fits in a market. PR helps an organization in creating an identity in the industry, media and community. There are two components that comprise public relations: one is behavior, the other is communications. Key for success with an emerging technology business is close customer relationships. According to a study by Michigan Ross School of Business 62% of all new successful product innovations come from customer needs and suggestions. Competitive market analysis helps to improve business by revealing how you are better than the other alternatives. The primary mission for any PR person is to practice and be prepared for audience reaction – no matter if it is good or bad. An effective PR campaign is executed based on most successful presentations. It is mainly our media colleagues who portray the PR professionals as the most vital participant of any corporate venture. The major role of PR professional is communications. We all know that communications moves in two directions audience-wise – external and internal. In the past, the emphasis has been on the external, but today, CEOs have come to realize that their most important audience is really their own employees! This, I believe, leaves us with the challenge of developing people who can deliver on the full promise of public relations. Above all, in our hitech corporate world, vision of the CEO is identified as extremely important in increasing shareholders value. In fact, if we look at today’s CEOs and compare them with their counterparts of the 1950s and 60s, we can see a huge difference. Today they write books, grant spontaneous interviews, and actively promote their personal philosophies. Real leaders, like Intel’s Andy Grove, are great because they demonstrate integrity, provide meaning, generate trust and communicate values. Yes, finally it’s about trust and values! And that is why I am extremely optimistic about the future of Indian industries

I welcome Rev.Fr.Jegath Gaspar Raj, the Managing Director of Goodwill Communications Limited and founder of Tamil Maiyam

I welcome Prof Dr.Nirmala Prasad, the Principal of M.O.P Vaishnav College For Women who is the most inspiring professional and a true motivator for the youth. If anyone fails to recognise the excellent leadership qualities and professional standards of Dr.Nirmala Prasad, he/she will be unfit for any social initiatives particularly in Chennai

I welcome Dr.Tamizhisai Soundararajan, Renowned Physician & Social Activist who is the General Secretary of BJP

I welcome the awardees “Cyber Law Guru of India” Na.Vijayashankar (Naavi), Mr A.Irudhayam, “Kavignar” T.Anand, “Seva Rathna” Mr S.V.Ramaswamy and Mr N.B.Sukkur Basha

I personally welcome the media people, our friends and well-wishers

Thank you ladies and gentlemen for your attention!

Maney V.Mahesh
Dy Gen Secretary

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