Just making a simple note tonight that Gmail gives users a simple way to purge unwanted emails.


Gmail automatically sorts social media related notifications, and promotional emails into separate folders. A user can delete all of the emails in either category simply by clicking on the tab for each at the top of the Gmail inbox and then choosing all in the drop-down menu for the selection box at the upper left.


Hotmail doesn't allow these types of unwanted messages to be removed as easily. Something to keep in mind when freeing up space in your own web-based email account, and when considering email collection from personal accounts.

The Tip of the Night for June 19, 2019, noted that Windows 10 stores the history of text and photos copied to the clipboard. Don't miss how easy it is to access this clipboard. If you simply prese the Windows key + v, the clipboard will appear at the lower right.


Attorneys will love being able to easily access the multiple quotes they have copied and pasted into a brief from caselaw on Lexis or Westlaw.


It's also a good as a simple forensic tool to check on a user's past activities. The clipboard history tool needs to be activated. Windows 10 apparently does not have it turned on by default.



Today Brazil's new data protection law, the Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados, became effective. Keep in mind these key points about the LGPD:


  1. It covers the processing of personal data by both private entities and the government.

  2. The burden of proof is on the data controller to show that it has the consent of an individual to use their data.

  3. A detailed response to a request for access to personal data is expected within 15 days.

  4. Data breaches must be reported to effected individuals and to the National Authority for Data Protection (ANPD).

  5. A case-by-case assessment is needed for transfers of data outside of Brazil, and transfers may only be made to countries deemed to be adequate by the data protection authority.

  6. Data controllers and processors that do not comply with the LGPD can be fined up to 2% of their revenue in Brazil, with a maximum fine of 50 million reais.

  7. While the LGPD has fewer requirements than the GDPR, it also places some duties on data controllers and processors which are not imposed by the GDPR. So, a GDPR compliant organization will not necessarily comply with the LGPD.


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