The Usage Data Collector (UDC) collects information about how individuals are using the Eclipse platform. This information is periodically uploaded to servers hosted by The Eclipse Foundation. The intent is to use this data to help committers and organizations better understand how developers are using Eclipse.
- What Gets Captured in gory detail;
- How is Usage Data Stored on Eclipse Foundation Servers;
- Filtered Usage Data is available for general consumption; and
- Raw data collected by the UDC (filtered to include data only collected from 'org.eclipse' bundles.
Turn off the Usage Data Collection
The Usage Data Collection can be disabled in the preferences. This is a per-workspace setting. Due to a bug Eclipse may ask you about Usage Data Collection every few days even if it's disabled. To permanently turn off all Usage Data Collection delete all files named "org.eclipse.epp.usagedata.*" from the "plugins" directory, located in your Eclipse installation directory.