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Ticketmaster could face a multi-million-pound fine over data hack

WORLD
July 1, 2018

Ticketmaster (TM), which admits that its systems had been hacked, could face a fine of more than £17.6 million, or four per cent of turnover, under the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which came in to affect on 25 May. The Live Nation Entertainment-owned company says the…

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AEG ends StubHub deal to launch resale service

UNITED KINGDOM / UNITED STATES
July 1, 2018

Arena owner AEG has ended its sometimes controvercial partnership with ticket resale platform StubHub after five years, and is to launch its own price-capped resale service, AXS Marketplace, in the UK via its AXS ticketing operation. eBay-owned StubHub had been AXS’s “official secondary market” since AEG first partnered with the…

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Ticketmaster data hacked

WORLD
June 28, 2018

Ticketmaster (TM) has admitted that its data system has been compromised following an incident involving a “third-party supplier” and is advising customers to reset their passwords. The company has called in forensic and security experts to identify how the data had been accessed and was working with the Information Commissioner’s…

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CTS: ‘We’re No 1 in Europe’

GERMANY
June 25, 2018

After a flurry of promoter acquisitions, pan-Europe ticketing and promoting giant CTS Eventim has its eye on further expansion in the sector. In its latest move, the company took a 63.5 per cent stake in Spanish promoter Doctor Music, including subsidiaries Big Tours and festival division In Cow We Trust,…

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