(Bloomberg) -- The European Union may include purchase prices in the criteria used to trigger its antitrust probes, in a bid to catch more data-heavy transactions in serious merger reviews in another warning shot to Silicon Valley.

The European Commission said Friday the EU’s revenue-based rules mean some deals can currently avoid scrutiny when the target company doesn’t have significant sales even if it “already plays a competitive role, holds commercially valuable data, or has a considerable market potential for other reasons.”

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