Origin service does not allow users to opt out of data collection
According to VG24/7 EA’s Origin service will not allow users to opt out of system information collection or data mining. From the clause in the EULA, the only way for users to avoid having their information available to EA is to not install the the service. Check out the link below for full details on the clause.
2. Consent to Collection and Use of Data.
You agree that EA may collect, use, store and transmit technical and related information that identifies your computer (including the Internet Protocol Address), operating system, Application usage (including but not limited to successful installation and/or removal), software, software usage and peripheral hardware, that may be gathered periodically to facilitate the provision of software updates, dynamically served content, product support and other services to you, including online services. EA may also use this information combined with personal information for marketing purposes and to improve our products and services. We may also share that data with our third party service providers in a form that does not personally identify you. IF YOU DO NOT WANT EA TO COLLECT, USE, STORE, TRANSMIT OR DISPLAY THE DATA DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION, PLEASE DO NOT INSTALL OR USE THE APPLICATION.
Note that the clause doesn’t state that EA will collect the information, just that they have the right to collect it should they wish. Sneaky, EA. Very sneaky.