Na. Vijayashankar, (Vijayashankar Nagaraja Rao) more popularly known as Naavi, has been a pioneer in the field of Cyber Law in India and also a pioneer in Data Protection and Data Governance. A professional based in Bangalore, he is a Data Governance Consultant developing jurisprudence in the fields of Cyber Law and Data Protection Law. As a thought leader, he has pioneered several activities in India around Cyber Laws and Data Protection. He is the founder of Naavi organization and Cyber Law College. He is the Chairman of the Foundation of Data Protection Professionals in India (FDPPI) the premier organization in India dedicated to data protection. He has pioneered many Cyber Law related technology services such as Cyber Evidence Archival Center and Online Dispute Resolution. In the field of Data protection, he has pioneered through FDPPI, new Certification programs for “Certified Data Protection Professional” which are designed to provide more value for money for the Indian Data Protection Professional than the other international certification programs and has also introduced an exclusive framework Personal Data Protection Standard of India (PDPSI) for the implementation and Certification of organizations for compliance of Data Protection laws. He is a visiting faculty in a number of educational institutions including NLSUI Bangalore, Nalsar, Hyderabad, BMS Law College, Bangalore, NLUI, Raipur etc. He is also a guest faculty in NPA, and several other organizations. He is an author of many books including “Personal Data Protection Act of India, (PDPA 2020)” and the concept of “Theory of Data”. He has an expertise in the multiple domains of banking and Finance, Advertising and Marketing, Education, Cyber Law, Information Security, Data Protection and Data Governance.