Re: I feel left out
>As a result of yet another cock-eyed misinterpretation of the GDPR
Remember all the fuss about WhoIs determining what registrations were and weren't personal and the policies put out by Nominet about their hoovering up of PII that wasn't compliant with GDPR, so many ISPs simply withheld PII from Nominet...
Do you know if removing the privacy flag is global though, i.e. so anyone can have access to my contact info or just Nominet?
No this flag only affects what gets sent to Nominet.
Obviously, once the new email address in 123-Reg has been around for a few hours, you'll then be able to create a new Nominet account using this email address and set up a few contact fields that aren't available via the 123-reg console.