Bloomberg LP on Friday announced the appointment of a privacy advisor after being embroiled for a week in criticism of the news service's reporters using the company's namesake terminals to obtain private information on Wall Street traders.
Samuel J. Palmisano, former Chairman and CEO of IBM, will serve as an independent advisor for the company's privacy and data standards, Bloomberg said in a press release. In addition, it said Clark Hoyt, the former public editor at the New York Times and now an editor-at-large at Bloomberg, would review the news side's relationship with the business side.
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"Palmisano will immediately undertake a review of the company's current practices and policies for client data and end user information, including a review of access issues recently raised by the company's clients," the release said. He will report to Bloomberg's board of directors.