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CDD, allies, tell FTC it must do better job addressing mergers related to databroker companies
Submitted by demedia on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:22
Companies holding vast datasets of information on American and consumers, using techiques that have transformed the marketing industry, are being acquired by such giants as Google, Facebook, Acxiom and many others. CDD organized a meeting today with officials working on competition issues at the Federal Trade Commission. A number of key competition issues were discussed, including the need for the FTC to do a better job examining the anticompetitive impact of data related mergers. We distributed the attached list, which are merely an informal snapshot of M&A activity in the digital databroker sector.