Author Archives: Vijayashankar Na

About Vijayashankar Na

Naavi is a veteran Cyber Law specialist in India and is presently working from Bangalore as an Information Assurance Consultant. Pioneered concepts such as ITA 2008 compliance, Naavi is also the founder of Cyber Law College, a virtual Cyber Law Education institution. He now has been focusing on the projects such as Secure Digital India and Cyber Insurance

Today is Digital Society Day of India

Today is 17th October, a day of special significance  to all those who use internet and computers or mobiles in India. On this day in 2000, the Information  Technology  Act 2000 was notified.  This gave  legal recognition  to electronic  documents,  … Continue reading

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Welcome Kashmir to India

We welcome the historic decision to integrate Kashmir with India. This removes the 70 year old blot on India as a country. Incidentally, PDPA (Personal Data Protection Act) will now apply to J&K as well as Ladakh also. It is … Continue reading

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Allahabad High Court trapped in another political PIL

We are aware that the innocuous MHA order on designating 10 agencies through which a competent authority can order interception of electronic communication for reasons of security of state etc., has already been questioned through two PILs in the Supreme … Continue reading

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Anti Data Localization Lobby and Anti Aadhaar lobby working to push PDPA Bill to the June Session?

A Strong lobby in the industry is working against the Personal Data Protection Bill being passed with the current provisions which the Justice Srikrishna Committee has suggested. The principal objection of the lobby is to the provision of the Bill … Continue reading

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Supreme Court should make public the suggestions made by Abhishek Manu Singhvi

Yesterday, there was a hearing in Supreme Court about the RFP Tenders released by UIDAI and the objections raised on them by an MLA of TMC by name Mahua Moitra who is known as an “Aggressive” politician. The petition was … Continue reading

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Surveillance and Monitoring are not the same

When the honourable Supreme Court considered the issue of Section 66A of ITA 2000/8 and ended up scrapping the section as being violative of the Indian Constitution, we had raised the objection to the decision on the ground that the … Continue reading

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