In light of the privacy breach that became public over the last week at Bloomberg News, the company has appointed two people to investigate what happened, and make recommendations for changes that can be made.
Former IBM CEO Samuel J. Palmisano will serve as an “independent adviser,” where he 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.” He will then suggest fixes.
Also, Bloomberg is charging Bloomberg News editor-at-large Clark Hoyt–formerly the public editor of the New York Times–with examining the relationship between the company’s news division and its commercial unit, which is led by its Terminal business. Palmisano will report to Bloomberg’s board of directors, while Hoyt will report to Bloomberg CEO Dan Doctoroff.
More information on the appointments, after the jump.