As suggested in chat made this change to see if anything breaks.
There are some failing tests in CustomEvents and Content tracking but that's because of how the date was falsely used in the test fixture. Happy to update the tests and add a changelog entry if we are keen to merge this. Not sure what else it would maybe break that maybe isn't covered by tests.
In general I would vote for fixing the tests and merging this change. That is actually the behavior I imho would have expected before 🙈