Ms. N.S. Nappinai


Ms. N. S. Nappinai, Supreme Court Advocate and founder of Cyber Saathi™, is a senior and renowned lawyer, specializing in Constitutional, Criminal, IPR and cyberlaws, since 1991. (www.nappinai.com )

She is Amicus Curiae before Supreme Court in Prajwala vs. Union of India to formulate methodologies to remove child sexual abuse material and violent videos of offences against women from online platforms. She is Advisor to Maharashtra Cyber police. Ms. Nappinai represented the Govt of Kerala in the recent decision of the Kerala High Court on data protection in Balu Gopalakrishnan V. State of Kerala & Ors (April 24, 2020).


Ms. Nappinai has contributed extensively on several policy issues and legislations, including as under:

  • Nappinai presented before the Lok Sabha Parliamentary Committee on Women Empowerment, on Cyber Safety online (2020).
  • She has presented before the National Cyber Security Center, part of the Prime Minister’s Office on India’s proposed National Cyber Security Policy 2020 – 2025; 
  • Nappinai was part of the Technical Government Committee appointed by the Supreme Court in Re: Prajwala Letter Dated 18.2.2015 (Suo Motu W.P (Crl) 3/2015) which delved into evolving proposals, especially for safety of women and children on social media platforms and chat apps;
  • She has presented before / Coopted in Government Committees, as Expert, on (i). Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain; (ii). Amendments to Information Technology Act, 2000 (“IT Act”); & (iii). Electronic Evidence. 
  • Nappinai contributed extensively to the drafting of India’s Commercial Courts Act, 2015. 

Ms. Nappinai was an Expert Member, Tamil Nadu “State Child Policy Committee” – 2015 – 2016, for formulating the cyber security aspects under the State Child Policy. 

An alumna of Stanford CDDRL, Chevening UK and IVLP USA, Nappinai trains judges, police, Armed forces and intelligence agencies at National and State Academies and has addressed sessions at National and International Conferences. 

She has given an inspirational TEDx talk on “Becoming Fearless & Showing Up” at TEDxVersovaWomen and a TED Style talk on “Liberty, Democracy & Responsible Social Media” at Stanford CDDRL, USA. Her sessions on Electronic Evidence, Intermediary Liability, Cybercrimes, Personal Data Protection & Governments for Governance amongst others, are available online.

Ms. Nappinai is a prolific writer, who oft contributes on leading publications and has authored the seminal book on cyberlaws titled “Technology Laws Decoded”. Her books on Cyber Safety and Emerging Technologies is forthcoming in 2020.

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