industry, as lawmakers demand stronger privacy laws, which would restrict access togathering and sharing certain types of information.The market for intelligent information varies in terms of competitors by thecategory of business. Thomson Reuters provides information services to professionals inthe following markets: Financial & Risk, Legal, Tax & Accounting, and IntellectualProperty & Science.The Financial & Risk business unit provides critical news, information andanalytics (Bloomberg). Four categories fall under this business unit: Trading, Investing,Marketplaces, and Governance, Risk & Compliance. Competitors with Trading’sinformation products are Bloomberg, SunGard, Telekurs, IDC, and other smaller localand niche competitors. In vesting’s competitors include. Bloomberg, FactSet,S&P/Capital IQ, Morningstar, SunGard Data Systems, Boadridge Financial Solutions,IDC, and Telekurs. Marketplaces competes with large inter-dealer brokers, like ICAP’sEBS platform and Bloomberg. In the sector of Governance & Risk competes with business entities at the global, regional, and local niche level. Governance & Risk’scompliance audit and risk products compete with Wolters Kluwer Compliance Resource Network, CCH Team Mate, Protiviti, BWise and MetricStream. Governance & Risk’s products in the financial crime and reputational risk market compete with Dow Jones,LexisNexis and Actimize. Governance, transaction and legal risk products compete withLexisNexis, Bloomberg and Practical Law Company.Our Legal business unit provides critical information, decision support tools,software and services to legal, investigation, business and government professionalsaround the world. Our products in this sector range from online databases to software.