Dear members,

The BIIA Newsletter April I – 2012 Issue is posted on this website.  To access the April I issue click on the link: BIIA NEWSLETTER APRIL I – 2012 Issue

Late Breaking News:

  • High Demand in Analytics, Decision Systems, Software and Workflow Platforms
  • BIIA Website Traffic Indicates Continues High Interest in B2B Information Data
  • BIIA Welcomes Teikoku Databank America (TDA) as a new Member
  • BIIA Welcomes SMERA Credit Ratings India
  • BIIA Welcomes Edmund Optics – Representing the User Community

Member News:

  • Atradius Net profit up 3.9%, to EUR 129.8 million
  • Bisnode Slovenia – Showered in Nominations and Awards
  • D&B Corporation Temporarily Suspends Operation of D&B Roadway China Pending Outcome of Investigation of Privacy Violations
  • LexisNexis Acquires Law360
  • LexisNexis:  Fraud of the day Day’ Forum Launched
  • Sinotrust Receives a High Appraisal for “The Social Satisfaction Assessment Project of Shenzhen Maritime Safety Administration”

Industry News:

  • Acxiom Information Security Services (AISS) sold to Sterling Infosystems
  • CreditRiskMonitor Reports 2011 Revenue Growth of 9%
  • US Debt Collection Agencies Accused of Aggressive Tactics  –  Regulation Looms
  • Database100 and Infogroup Settle Dispute
  • Dow Jones Introduces News Analytics
  • Experian Acquires Altovision Inc. Japan
  • Experian Acquires Court Ventures Inc.
  • Experian New Data Sharing Initiative for UK Social Housing Providers
  • Verisk Analytics, Inc. Results Boyed by Decision Analytics
  • FICO on Enterprise fraud:  It’s all about Relationships
  • Thomson Reuters Launches Clear for Enhanced Due Diligence

News from China:

  • Alibaba in New Talks with Yahoo? 
  • Alipay Ventures into Logistics
  • Baidu Looks to Mobile Search for Growth

From the Regulatory Corner:

  • EU Data Protection Proposals Raises Concerns
  • German Government Plans to Require Search Engines and Internet Companies to Pay Newspaper Publishers for Content they Highlight

From the User Corner:

  • Credit Insurance:  ICISA OUTLOOK 2012

People on the Move

  • Experian Appointments Chief Financial Officer
  • Graydon UK Appoints New Managing Director

We thank our members for their contributions.

Best regards

Joachim C Bartels

Managing Director