There are a number of threads popping up about the removal of the 'privacy' opt-out with v5.45.
I'll have a go at explaining it, seeing that Piriform have made such a poor job of it (again).
Remember that this option was only ever added to comply with GDPR in Europe, it was never a legal requirement in the rest of the world.
They have previously been collecting this data anyway, they just weren't telling you about it until GDPR.
Piriforms' latest privacy statement says that t