A Unique one day workshop was
conducted in Chennai on 16th March 2019 on “Section 65B of Indian Evidence Act”
at Rain Tree Hotels, Teynampet, chennai
The Workshop was
inaugurated by Honourable Justice Sri M. Jaichandren, in the presence of
Honourable Justice, Dr S. Vimala, Senior Advocates, Mr Masilamani and A
Thiagarajan. Mr Na Vijayashankar (Naavi) as Founder Chairman of Foundation of
Data Protection Professionals in India (FDPPI), and a pioneer in Section 65B,
conducted the knowledge session. Mr S.Balu President of Cyber Society of India
(CySi) and formerly head of the Cyber Crime division of Chennai organized the
The Speakers of the event :
The Print Version
of the book with latest updation, titled “Section 65B of Indian Evidence Act
Clarified” by Naavi was released during the event.
The workshop was
unique because it was completely focussed on Section 65B which has been in
operation since 17th October 2000 but whose importance had not been fully
realized until the Supreme Court judgement in 2014 in P V Anvar Vs P.K.
Basheer, declaring that it is mandatory for admissibility of electronic
document as evidence.
Since then the
difficulties in understanding the provisions of Section 65B has also come up
for discussion in some fora even to suggest that it may need an amendment.
the doubts regarding the section and also highlighted why Section 65B was a
master stroke in ITA 2000.
caricature drawn by Mrs Saranya Devi under the guidance of S.Balu which
explained the concept and attracted attention during the workshop is reproduced
caricature explains how unlike a human witness who reproduces an evidence from
his brain memory is not asked for any certification (other than the deposition
itself) while a CCTV footage when produced as an evidence requires to be
certified under Section 65B under the same logic that the “Computer Witness
like a human witness needs to depose but can do so only with the assistance of
a human who is the Section 65B certifier.”
FDPPI Chennai Chapter - the launch
The Governing Council - Mr Naavi (Chairman) Mr R Sridhar (Maptech) Ms. Anitha Rajesh (Info Sec Consultant) Mr. T.K Balaji (VP-IT, M/s Orange Retail Finance)
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