Indian Data Protection Summit 2020 (IDPS2020): Day 2 of 3

IDPS 2020, the three day Indian Data Protection Summit 2020 was successfully launched yesterday the 19th November 2020.

The IDPS 2020 is being held concurrently with BTS 2020 (Bengaluru Tech Summit) as a virtual summit on Zoom platform.

The program started at 2.oo pm with Naavi introducing the event along with the objectives of FDPPI .During his brief introduction Naavi highlighted the following projects of FDPPI.

    1. Certification Programs for “Certified Data Protection Professional-Module I,”, “Certified Data Protection Professional-Module G,”,  and the forthcoming modules of Technology, Audit and Behavioural Skills.
    2. Introduction of an Implementation Framework “PDPSI” or “Personal Data Protection Standard of India” as a unified framework for implementation of multiple data protection laws in an organization.
    3. Introduction of  “Online Data Disputes Mediation and Arbitration Center” (Online DDMAC) as a platform for resolving disputes related to the data disputes between individuals and organizations as well as one organization and the other.
    4. Institution of an Integrated award on an annual basis firstly for an individual as “Champion Data Protection Professional”  in India  along with a recognition for the “Champion Team” supporting the individual and the “Champion Organization” supporting the team.
    5. Introduction of a Quarterly journal “Data Protection Journal of India” to be a helping hand for knowledge dissemination within his organization.

Naavi’s talk was followed by two panel discussions.

The First Panel discussion  was on ” Recent Data Breach Incidents and PDPA of India” where experts Mr Sudarshan Mandyam, Ritesh Bhatia and Dr Mahendra Limaye discussed some of the recent data breach incidents in India and introduced the proposed Indian Personal Data Protection Act of India.

The Second panel discussion followed on the theme of “PDPA of India is not a Clone of GDPR” and further explored the proposed Indian Act in comparison with the GDPR.

The program was well received.

The IDPS will continue today with two more sessions first session starting at 11.00 am (90 minutes) and the second a 4.00 pm (90 minutes). These sessions will discuss “The Challenges of being a DPO” and “The Enigma of Cross Border Data Transfer).

Experts, Ms Bhimesh Karadi, Anil Chiplunkar, Satish Kumar Dwibhashi and Sameer Mathur will constitute the first panel and Rajesh Vishwanathan, Nagendra Javagal and S. P. Arya would  constitute the second panel.

We look forward to professionals attending today’s sessions in good number.

The session is free to attend and the link information is available here:


P.S: In case you are attending the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2000, donot forget to visit our stall.

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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
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