Re: Opt in, opt out?
As far as I can tell, Adobe plays the multi-headed hydra game here. When you install the mandatory creative cloud virus (let's call it what it is as what it does is by no means 100% acceptable), it brings along other friends to infest your system and the question is if you have given permission for all of that or just permitted the installer without fully knowing what you let yourself in for - that's what your tame lawyer will have to work out. It's also a swine to uninstall, btw.
Our security people check what software does before purchase is approved. Adobe instantly ended up on the ban list so our people use Serif's Affinity products which, as of this year, are also far easier to license.
However, when you start investigating further creative resources you will discover Adobe has quietly done a Microsoft and built a monopoly in fonts as well as webfonts (and they also show up more and more as image site owners). A web design with Adobe, for instance, requires you to use their webfonts (nothing downloadable) which, like Google's, provide what in the business is knwon as "atmospheric" intelligence (think of it as trends, a bit like Twitter hashtags, pre-Musk). Try to buy a regular font and you'll find that most of the font foundaries are again owned by Adobe so you can't buy a font, you have to subscribe and install their infernal virus-alike software to access it.
However, because it's in the creative world, nobody has really picked up on that monopoly building yet so the plan is to tip off the EU commission. Sure, it'll take another decade before they take action but there is then at least a bit of daylight..