Lydia Beyoud and Kyle Daly report:
AT&T Inc.’s plans to leverage data it would acquire by buying Time Warner Inc. are likely to run up against new Federal Communications Commission privacy regulations the agency is expected to approve Oct. 27.
It wasn’t clear late Oct. 24 whether the FCC will have a formal role in reviewing the $85.4 billion acquisition. Regardless, if the deal wins regulatory approval, the commission’s planned new privacy rules could set limits around data collected from across a combined company’s content and distribution platforms.
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