Guardians of Privacy ..Book published

Naavi was the author who in 1999 published the first book on Cyber Laws in India. He was also the person who had published the first E Book on Cyber Laws in India.

Now Naavi has published the first book on DPDPA 2023 which also incorporates the implementation framework namely the Digital Governance and Protection Standard of India (DGPSI) .

The book was recently featured by Notion Press at the New Delhi International Book fair between February 10th and 18th.

The book addresses the requirements of the legal community, the Technical community as well as the management community.

The DGPSI itself is a unique combination of compliance requirements of DPDPA 2023 as well as ITA 2000 and the draft BIS standard of Data Governance.

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Another Life Time Award …For Privacy

In a glittering function at T-Hub, Knowledge City, Hyderabad, EndNow Foundation of Hyderabad presented a “Life-Time Achievement Award for Contribution to Privacy” to Naavi.

Mr Suman Talwar the well known Cine Artist gave away the award.

Mr Anil Rachamalla, the founder of End Now Foundation was present during the occasion along with several other dignitaries.

The Occasion was celebrated as an event of the “Sociawood” as an industry of Social Media contributors, a term similar to Hollywood, Bollywood, Kollywood, Sandalwood, Tollywood etc. Several Social Media Influencers with millions of followers were also honoured on the occasion.

At a time India is discussing the Data Protection Act, the Information Technology Act, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Fake issues, Social Media Influencers need to ensure that they follow ethical and legal principles to ensure that their contributions to the society are beneficial. has been advocating responsible behaviour for bloggers and had even recommended a “Self Regulation for Cyber Law Compliant Bloggers” in the past. A similar movement to develop a “Cyber Law Compliant” Social Media Influencers is required at present.


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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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