EA Swears They Aren’t Using Origin to Spy On You

As everybody knows, Origin is totally collecting data on you as you use it and sending it back to the mothership. Some folks in Germany even think it’s stealing cell phone data!

Or maybe it isn’t. I don’t know if it is, so I’m not saying it isn’t. I’m just saying maybe it isn’t. Maybe. Here’s what EA Germany had to say after folks carpetbombed Battlefield 3‘s Amazon.de customer rating and returned the game en masse in response to the spying allegations.

We have updated the End User License Agreement of Origin, in the interests of our players to create more clarity. Origin is not spyware. Neither do we use nor install spyware on the PCs of users.

We do not have access to information such as pictures, documents or personal data, which have nothing to do with the execution of the Origin program on the system of the player, neither will they be collected by us.

EA takes the privacy of its users very seriously. We have taken every precaution to protect the personal and anonymous user data collected.

You decide.

via Eurogamer

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4 Comments on EA Swears They Aren’t Using Origin to Spy On You


On November 1, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Not seriously enough if its still collecting data.


On November 1, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Google harvests user data but no ones ing about them. Same with steam. Personally out of the other 2, Origin just sucks ass so that’s reason enough to complain.


On November 1, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Well There are 2 ways to bypass Origin
1 way is to boxie
1 way is to razor1911


On November 2, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Google does collect data, but hell, google is everywhere around the net and provides users with lots of different services and tools.
In the case of Origin/EA they just make games nothing else, plus Origin, so far, can’t even be compared to Steam.