That is a good question. Presume you mean when editing from the frontend.
One can deselect all the 'questions' in the Additional Data tab but the tab still appears.Presently we are concentrating on the jD 3.9 series which is approaching Release candidate test.
The layout of the User Groups settings is much clearer but will always show the tab
It would be helpful if you could add this to the 3.9 Suggestions