Bloomberg cuts off its journalists’ access to customer records

New York Post

Bloomberg will no longer allow its journalists to see data from customers of the company’s terminal business, Mark DeCambre reports in the New York Post. Goldman Sachs bosses complained after “a Bloomberg reporter asked a Goldman executive if a partner at the bank had recently left the firm — noting casually that he hadn’t logged into his Bloomberg terminal in some time,” DeCambre writes.

Goldman later learned that Bloomberg staffers could determine not only which of its employees had logged into Bloomberg’s proprietary terminals but how many times they had used particular functions, insiders said.

“In light of [Goldman’s] concern as well as a general heightened sensitivity to data access, we decided to disable journalist access to this customer relationship information for all clients,” Bloomberg spokesperson Ty Trippet told the Post.

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