My own thoughts on the "locale" is that some members may not like the idea as a matter of privacy.
some draconian EU privacy laws
Certainly not an "opt-out" as I find that to assume too much in terms of privacy.
I dont think anyone would have a cause for complaint if Arduino just swapped the software lock stock and two smoking barrels.
There is, of course, a problem in that most members do not visit this section of the forum