The announcement was on Steam too. That would have shown up in your news feed even if you didn't access the game. You're out of excuses.
The proper legal arrangements were for EME to get permission from their users to give data to Gameforge. That is what they did. I get the impression you seem to think EME should have just sold the data to Gameforge. Hate to break it to you, but that would have resulted in the exact same situation; they would have still needed user permission to give the data to Gameforge. The GDPR is literally a law enacted to prevent companies from selling/transferring user data without the users' permission (among other things).
And if not Gameforge, then who? Who do you think was going to keep EME sites live? Who do you think was going to maintain users' data indefinitely "just in case"? Who would be paying for it? Where do you think that money would have come from? You keep saying there were plenty of options, but don't actually present any of them.