Hello GDPR. Today is the day when a European Union rule takes effect and creates a wave that reaches from the heart of Europe to the heartland of America. The General Data Protection Regulation law changes how online services, social media sites, apps and more can view, manage, use, and share your data. It effectively lets you stop them from tracking your and puts the control back in your hands. Even though this is an EU law, online services are making it global, which is why you’ve been getting notes in your inbox about updated privacy policies and terms of service for weeks. Most of them don’t require you to do anything, but many, especially newsletters, do. If you don’t sign off on the changes, your inbox could be a little emptier in coming weeks. The good news is that the GDPR makes it harder for online services to gather and use your data. Thanks EU!