Apex Legends is apparently in violation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) right out of the box, as players have already found an appropriate option in the game's menus. At least it's not hidden, we suppose.
As some might recall, the Data Protection Regulation says that, in the areas of the European Union, companies are not allowed to collect and share information about private persons that they are privy to, short of said subjects willingly opting into the programme. Apex Legends kind of does that.
Apex Legends violating GPDR is most likely - and hopefully - an oversight brought about by a rushed release which did not allow for a localised settings file for the areas of the EU; one that would have players start the game with the 'Usage Sharing' option off. As it stands, however, one player on Reddit has found that data collection is on by default, which is a major no-no.
Regardless of one's personal stance on privacy and whether it ought to be maintained or not, EA is now in apparent violation of the GDPR depending on whether collected data can be used to identify players, and the European Union may act in order to strike the game down before it picks up steam. Should this not be altered soon, EA might face a severe fine at best.
Considering what we've just talked about, if you intend to play Apex Legends, it may well be wise to go into the options right off the bat, and to toggle the data sharing option off. Even if you don't care much about privacy, it's an additional bit of data streaming, which may be annoying.