We know you're not reading all those new terms of service emails. You might want to.

"Northeastern professor Woodrow Hartzog, whose new book, Privacy’s Blueprint, published last month, calls the law a “watershed moment,” saying it’s built on the notion that privacy is a fundamental right. He said that while the law applies directly to Europeans, companies that have customers all over the world—like Facebook, Google, Twitter and many of your favorite apps—are updating their terms for everyone, including Americans.

Here, Hartzog explains what the law, the full name of which is the General Data Protection Regulation—GDPR for short—means for Americans, as well as the potential implications for those who fail to read all those lengthy terms of service policies."

Read the full interview at News@Northeastern