DSD 2022

As a curtain raiser to the IDPS 2022, FDPPI is conducting a short webinar for celebrating the Digital Society Day of India on October 17th 2022.

Recognizing the importance of Information Technology Act 2000 (ITA 2000) and the day it was first notified in the year 2000, FDPPI has invited some stalwarts who have watched the ITA 2000 as a law since its inception to share some of their thoughts on how ITA 2000 developed into IAT 2008 and to the current day and further discuss how it could also be the anchor for the new amended Digital India Act.

All those who have registered for IDPS 2022 have been enrolled to this webinar as an incentive for early registration.

Registration would continue to be open at https://fdppi.ibentos.com/

The details of the program will be as under:


Time Theme Speaker
4.00 pm-4.30 pm Welcome and Introduction to the event Naavi

Chairman FDPPI

4.30 pm to 5.30 pm The Evolution of ITA 2000-Reminescences Rakesh Maheshwari

Pavan Duggal

Prashant Mali

5.30 pm to 6.15 pm Compliance Management Rating and CERT In Guidelines Naavi
6.15 pm to 7.30 pm Relevance of ITA 2000 in the emerging Digital India Regulation

A Panel Discussion

Anchored by Naavi


Captain Mukesh Saini

Professor Nagaratna

Dr Mahendra Limaye

M G Kodandaram



7.30 pm to 8.00 pm Q &A


The profiles of the august speakers are given below.


 Advocate (Dr.) Prashant Mali is a renowned International Cyber & Privacy Lawyer, Policy thought leader ,Researcher, Trusted advisor,a Published Author and a TV Personality .

He is Masters in Computer Science and Masters in Law with Phd in Cyberwarfare & International Cyberlaw

He is well known for his futuristic views, out of the box thought leadership and elocution,

Apart from his Law practice as a passion he trains the International police, Judges, Bureaucrats, Professors and Corporate decision makers and debates on Various TV Channels and online forums .

His recommendation to The IT Act,2000 amendments and The Data Protection Act are also implemented in the new amendments .

He is also an Author of 6 books and 16 research papers .one of his book is listed as an official text book for LLM, MTech, BE Computers and MBA  course of SPPU, DU and Mumbai University. He is also associated with many unlisted charity activities and cyber educational events to support the masses and people that are under privileged.

Naavi is the founder of www.naavi.org and Executive Chairman of FDPPI.

A pioneer in Cyber Law and Data Protection law in India.

Naavi is a thought leader and pioneered the concepts of Theory of Data, DVSI (Data Valuation Standard of India), DPCSI (Data Protection Compliance Standard of India) etc.

Advocate, Supreme Court of India
Chairman, International Commission on Cyber Security LawDr. Duggal has been acknowledged as one of the top 4 Cyber Lawyers around the world. Dr. Pavan Duggal, is the Founder & Chairman of International Commission on Cyber Security Law.He is also the President of Cyberlaws.Net and has been working in the pioneering area of Cyber Law, Cyber Security Law & Mobile Law. Pavan is also heading the Artificial Intelligence Law Hub and Blockchain Law Epicentre.He is the Founder-cum-Honorary Chancellor of Cyberlaw University. He has also organized various Thematic Workshops at the previously held ITUWSIS Forums.
Rakesh Maheshwari

Sr. Director at Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

Has held various positions in MeitY in the area of Cyber Laws and Cyber security including as Group Co-ordinator for Cyber Law and Cyber Security, Designated Officer 69A .

Cybersecurity thought leader, Commander Saini is a veteran naval officer.

He was the first National Information Security Coordinator at National Security Council Secretariat (PMO), the chair later formalised as National Cyber Security Coordinator.  He was member of
member of working group on amendments to Information Technology Act – 2003-05.

He has moved a PIL in Supreme Court to correct some parts of IT Act same is expected to come up in Nov.

On retirement from the Navy, he joined Microsoft as Chief Security Advisor.  He was member-secretary of Task Force for “Credible Cyber Deterrence in Armed Forces of India”.

He holds 3 Masters Degrees (MSc, MBA & MCA) and is pursuing LLB.

Additionally he holds a plethora of professional certifications including CISSP.
Author of dozens of papers on cybersecurity and law and owner of two patent
applications, Commander Saini also paints with equal passion.

Dr. Nagarathna A.
Associate Professor of Law,
Chief Coordinator, Advanced Centre on Research, Development & Training in Cyber Law and Forensics,National Law School of India University [NLSIU], Bengaluru.

Dr. Nagarathna Annappa, is a Gold Medalist in BA.LL.B. (1999). Having completed her Ph. D., in Medical Negligence Laws, she is currently pursuing her Post Doctorate study on “Cyber Crime Investigation and Prosecution” from National Law School of India University [NLSIU], Bengaluru.

She is teaching law since 2001 and currently working as an Associate Professor of Law at NLSIU.

She is also heading as the Chief Coordinator, Advanced Centre of Research, Development and Training in Cyber Laws & Forensics, NLSIU.

Her areas of work and interest includes Criminal Laws, Cyber Laws and Medical Laws.

She is also the Director & Honorary Consultant, Centre for Knowledge Sovereignty, New Delhi

Advocate (Doctor) Mahendra B. Limaye, a Techno-Legal expert  in Cyber Security and Cyber Legal Education.

He is Diploma Holder in Mechanical engineering with Masters in Law and Post graduate diploma holder in Cyber law and Information Technology and awarded Ph.D. in Cyber laws from RTM Nagpur  University, Nagpur.

He is FDPPI certified  Data Privacy Consultant.

He is guest faculty for Cyber Laws and Cyber Security for various educational as well as government training organizations. His views on Cyber laws and Cyber Security are regularly published in various newspapers.

He practices in CYBER LITIGATION/Data Protection as specialized domain and has represented clients before various Adjudicating Officers including Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Assam, Telangana etc. He practices before various district Courts as well High Courts.


Mr. M.G.Kodandaram, IRS.

Assistant Director (Retd)


He served in all important formations of Customs, Central Excise, Service Tax, GST, CESTAT, Anti-Smuggling units and NACIN. Has served as Air intelligence officer at Sahara international Airport.

Has in-depth knowledge in Laws & Procedures of Indirect Taxes.

He is a Regular In-House Faculty at NACIN from over 20 years, a Master Trainer for CBIC, GOI on GST and Guest resource person and faculty in over 60 training Institutes/Academies.  He has trained thousands of officers on taxation and related laws viz., Customs, Goods and Services Tax (GST), Excise, Service Tax, Foreign Trade Policy, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Law, Right To Information (RTI), Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), Export Oriented Units (EOU), Special Economic Zones (SEZ), Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), Indian Penal Code (IPC), Investigation, Cyber Law, Cyber forensic, Indian privacy regime, Environmental laws etc,.  since Over 100 articles by him have been published by various journals and magazines.

He has handled over 2000 sessions (since 2012-13) on the above topics to various trade bodies, Government authorities and tax practitioners. Known for his pleasing personality & helping nature, Kodandaram is a vivid reader of Indian Scriptures too