The proposed £11.7bn takeover of Sky by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox is a “grave threat” to the democratic process, members of the UK’s House of Lords have claimed.

In a letter to The Observer newspaper, six peers have said that Fox – which currently owns 39 per cent of Sky – could gain too much access to one of the “largest and sophisticated datasets in the country”.

Source: Media mogul Murdoch’s ‘Sky dataset’ swallow poses ‘grave threat’ • The Register