“The EU’s much-vaunted data-protection legislation doesn’t cover how data can be used ‘to draw conclusions about me or to undermine democracy,'” said European Union Commissioner Margrethe Vestager,  in a speech in Copenhagen on Sept. 13.

“When a few companies control a lot of data about us, that can also help them influence the choices we make. Europe ‘may also need broader rules to make sure that the way companies collect and use data doesn’t harm the fundamental values of our society,’ she said. It’s one of the first indications for how she may use her unprecedented second term as competition commissioner from Nov. 1, bolstered with new laws to shape potential regulation for digital companies.”

Details in Bloomberg Law.