Same as any other company. Kaspersky was told it's russian state agent as well as 360 security suite did for Chinese.
This is not true. I just bought the 3 year 1 device licence for £10.99 and you can skip auto renew if you close step in the installation requesting this.
Says in reviews you have to have auto renew enabled to activate your code and then contact customer services to get it disabled. If so, that's pretty pss poor!
And hope they listen and have stopped lying?
Download avast and modify the setting not to allow usage of data to third party.