We already know EA is fond of collecting every factoid imaginable from your Xbox Live account, so this Orwellian tactic is not as a surprising as it should be. If you live in a country with strong laws against data collection, you'll be pleased to read that the data collection servers may be located "outside your country of residence," where such laws are less strict. The letter suggests that, if you wish to retain your privacy, you should play the game on a computer with no connection to the internet. Let's hope some virtuous hackers modders find a way to disable this software. You've been warned.
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[Update: EA clarifies in a statement.]