Email addresses are required to comment. These are protected and not passed on to anyone. However, they’re not verified so all comments are the responsibility of the commenter. I’ll block anyone for any reason I choose. Saying all of that, I’m pretty easy going. Mainly.
EU Cookie Directive
All of the above can of course be swept away by the activities of your own and other countries’ secret services who will monitor everything you do regardless of what I, your government or the EU says. So essentially, it’s just wallpapering over the cracks in our freedoms.