European antitrust chief says user data may factor into merger reviews
September 30, 2016
The top antitrust regulator in the European Union said on Thursday that officials are weighing whether to more heavily factor the acquisition of data into the way it vets mergers. “A company might even buy up a rival just to get hold of its data, even though it hasn't yet managed to turn that data into money,” said Margrethe Vestager, according to the prepared text of a speech delivered in Brussels.
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