By NATALIA DROZDIAK
Updated Oct. 22, 2016 10:14 a.m. ET
European Commission asks if LinkedIn’s data can be replicated and about the differences between professional and personal social-media networks.
BRUSSELS—In their review of Microsoft Corp.’s $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn Corp., European Union antitrust regulators are attempting to measure the rough value of the professional network’s data and whether rival sites can replicate it, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The European Commission, the bloc’s antitrust authority, has sent out questionnaires to competitors as part of its standard merger review process...