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Disney backs Fox's request for more data protection in antitrust trial

The government sued last month to block the $85.4 billion acquisition


Walt Disney joined Twenty-First Century Fox on Wednesday in asking the judge hearing AT&T’s antitrust case to strengthen an order aimed at keeping its data private if it is used at trial next year. Disney and Fox have given data to the Justice Department that is being used to build a case against AT&T’s bid to buy Time Warner. The companies say they fear that executives with AT&T, which owns satellite TV provider DirecTV, could inadvertently gain access to it during the trial. The government sued last month to block the $85.4 billion acquisition, saying the deal could lead to ...

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First Published: Fri, December 22 2017. 03:37 IST