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UK: Regulator invites comments on First Data Corporation buy

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is inviting comments on the anticipated acquisition of First Data Corporation by Fiserv, Inc. The invitation to comment...

US: DOJ Asks First Data, Fiserv for additional docs

The Department of Justice has requested more information from First Data and Fiserv ahead of the pending merger of the two payment giants. Filings by...

EU: Vestager says full Amazon probe in the upcoming months

According to a report by CNBC, the EU aims to announce whether Amazon's data practices will be investigated further in the coming months, the...

US: FTC looks at ISPs collection of personal data

The US Federal Trade Commission has ordered seven of the largest broadband providers in the US to open up on their privacy policies reported...

US: Grand jury looking into Facebook’s data sharing

Facebook is the subject of a criminal investigation by federal prosecutors over the data deals it inked with some of the biggest technology companies,...

EU: Vestager advocates regulating data access over breaking up big tech

According to TechCrunch the European Union’s  competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager,  has suggested that breaking up tech giants should be a measure of last resort, “To...

Germany: Data breach prompts calls for improved online security

German government officials on Monday, January 7, called for a tightening of data security laws after a far-reaching breach exposed the documents of hundreds...

Japan: Regulator to set rules for data-sharing tie-ups

According to a report from Nikkei, Japan's antitrust regulator will craft rules for cross-sector partnerships in high-tech fields like automated driving and connected devices,...

Apple/Shazam: Data Is Power, But Not A Problem Here

December 2018 CPI EU News Column edited by Thibault Schrepel, Sam Sadden & Jan Roth (CPI) presents: Apple/Shazam: Data Is Power, But Not A Problem Here By...

UK: Global politicians question Facebook over data collection

Politicians from around the world today said they are 'deeply disappointed' at Mark Zuckerberg and posted a picture of his empty chair on the...

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