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The UK derogation means that you have implied consent for their usage by viewing this website.
For anyone registering or commenting, the email address and any other data is stored. I have no way of verifying your identity and I don’t care anyway. The web is full of fibs, after all.
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. The GDPR allows you to sue businesses and individuals if your data is misused, but hey, that’s all part of The Crawling Chaos of life, in’t it? Trust no-one, especially not your granny.