Watch out for the new Google Drive policy erases data starting October 13 - The next update of Google Drive will bring a very important modification that you should be aware of. Especially if you've ever rummaged through your computer trash or email to find that document you deleted but now need.

As of October 13, when the program update will occur, all files that are in the Google Drive trash and not modified in 30 days will be automatically deleted by the cloud services platform.

Until now, one of the particularities of Google Drive compared to the other services of the technology company was that the stored information was never deleted altogether. However, the company led by Sundar Pichai has detected problems in the accounts that accumulated many documents in the trash. This caused storage problems.

New Google Drive policy erases data starting October 13

Since Google have started sending notifications so that users can recover those materials that still serve them before the mass deletion from the company's servers.

Those users who have the paid version of Google Drive will have an extra safety net by having an additional 25 days to restore deleted items.

You may think that in the trash you have nothing interesting, but now that you know that there will be no more opportunities to recover the files anyway is a good time to look at the contents of your Google Drive trash.

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The new telecommunications law does not nuance the 'digital decree' and maintains that the government will be able to intervene internet without judicial control: we can submit amendments

The New Telecommunications Law continues to allow the government to suspend and intervene the internet using "public order" reasons, despite the fact that Unidas Podemos defended in February an agreement with the PSOE to introduce more guarantees in defense of digital rights.

Two weeks ago, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation published the preliminary draft of the new standard, which is still under public exposure so that allegations can be made. The wording of Article 4.6 of the new law is identical to its previous version.

This article provides that the government, "on an exceptional and transitional basis", may agree "the direct management or intervention of electronic communications networks and services in certain exceptional cases".

These "exceptional assumptions" were defined by a royal decree law that was expressly approved in November last year, a few days before the general elections. Among these assumptions, the so-called 'digital decree' introduced those "that may affect public order".

The preliminary draft Telecommunications Law maintains the precepts introduced by this royal decree law, although it is still being appealed to the Constitutional Court. Several collectives have spoken about it. Amnesty International warned this year that it " promotes censorship and hijacking of content on the internet."

The preliminary draft Telecommunications Law that was to include the nuances to this decree was illuminated two weeks ago, with the novelty that independent communication platforms numbering users-such as WhatsApp or Telegram-would be considered as operators.

In fact, the only nuance introduced by the new draft law is that in the case of these apps, the government may intervene "when they are assigned the obligation to transmit public alerts in the event of major disasters or imminent emergencies in progress".

The 'decree' was approved in the Council of Ministers in November last year, but was validated at the end of the same month by the Permanent Diputación of the Congress of Deputies with the abstention of Unidas Podemos and the votes in favor of PP and citizens.

Unidas Podemos went along arguing that its abstention would serve to soften the content of the Royal Decree Law. In the words of the speaker at the Congress of the Purple Party, Pablo Echenique, the rule would be modified to introduce judicial control in case the government decides to suspend or intervene the network.


However, the government has now submitted the preliminary draft of the Telecommunications Law without a trace of this judicial review.

During the debate on the 'digital decree', Unidas Podemos advocated amendments-which were not to be introduced by the nature of the session— to give more guarantees to the text. Among them: add in the norm that " in no case this intervention —- by the suspension of the internet - could imply "a restriction of fundamental rights and public freedoms".

However, the text remains unchanged in the new telecommunications law, as several experts have warned, such as lawyer Carlos Sanchez Almeida or technologist Enric Lujan. Both participated in a campaign that led them to the Ombudsman's opinion on the appropriateness of recourse to the constitutional decree.

The Ombudsman rejected this appeal on the grounds that there were other legitimate actors involved. Today, the Constitutional Court is studying the appeal filed by both the Generalitat and the Parliament of Catalonia.

For the moment, what is certain is that Unidas Podemos will table amendments when the new General Law on telecommunications begins its parliamentary process.

"As we do not agree with the entire text of the draft bill, we will present the relevant amendments when processed in Congress (as on other occasions when there is no agreement on the entire text of a draft law)," party sources have explained to Business Insider Spain.

One of the crucial points of the famous 'digital decree' is the introduction of the concept "Public Order" as an "exceptional case" for suspending or intervening an electronic communication network.

"The problem is legal insecurity," says Enric Lujan, of the cryptic collective and assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Barcelona. "It allows the possibility of creating' black zones ' not connected to the internet and doing it surgically, by neighborhoods of a city, by areas of the territory."

The idea of "selective" network outages is introduced by Lujan himself on the basis of the vagueness that exists in the text of the royal decree that amended the Telecommunications Law, and that reappears in the new draft law.

"Even with judicial protection would be an irresponsible measure; there would be no effective judicial protection." However United We may try to introduce as a "guarantee" the possibility of the government having the control of a judge when adopting the suspension of the network ," it would be very irresponsible to put a judge in that tesitura".

"A judge can not order the closure of the internet of millions of people," said the political scientist.

Carlos Sanchez Almeida, legal director of the platform in defense of freedom of information, abounds in his surprise to see how in the text of the draft law there are no variations with respect to the Royal Decree Law. "If [we can] not remedy it by means of amendments, the unconstitutional appeal that was submitted makes perfect sense."

Experts agree that Podemos ' position, as part of the Coalition Government, "should be in the draft itself."

The government announced just days before the general elections on 10 November a decree broadening the reasons why digital services could intervene.

Sanchez announced the adoption of this decree in the Council of Ministers on October 31. It was not said at any time explicitly, but the new legal text destroyed the IdentiCAT waterline, a project that the Generalitat launched in September.

It was an initiative by which the government gave a digital identity document to Catalan citizens through a system based on blockchain technology. The royal decree, precisely, makes the Spanish ID card the only document that can make it possible to fully identify a citizen.

But this royal decree also came months after the judgment of the trial case was known and Tsunami Democratic called protests throughout Catalonia through a mobile phone application with which citizens could see if there were demonstrations near their position.

According to sources of the executive to the newspaper El País, the spirit of the decree is not to interrupt telecommunications services in the event of public disorder. On the contrary, the idea is to "ensure their provision" and avoid "misuse or abuse" of infrastructure in extraordinary circumstances.

However, even organizations such as Amnesty International or the platform for freedom of information censored the government decree as it threatened freedom of expression and access to the network.

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