EA Denies Origin Spies and Breaks German Law
The big flap in Europe (besides Greece’s impending economic apocalypse) is that EA has come under fire in Germany for possibly breaking German privacy laws. German newspaper Spiegel reviewed the EA Terms of Service and noted several parts that could bring EA into hot water with German law.
Naturally EA is denying these charges. EA Germany issued a standard boiler-plate denial, as well as changed the Terms of Service to remove the offending language. I guess customers returning the game to stores in droves and murdering the games rating on Amazon.de turned a few heads at EA. Now, if only we could get EA to listen to American consumers…