JPMorgan asks Bloomberg for privacy breach data

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 | Finance News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for JPMorgan Chase & Co. are asking financial news and data company Bloomberg LP to turn over any records it has of reporters looking up the log-in and usage data of JPMorgan employees.

A person familiar with the matter says a formal letter was sent this week. The person wasn't authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The person says the letter seeks data going back to 2008 as the bank examines whether the seller of ubiquitous trading data terminals was in breach of contract.

It comes after the revelation Friday that, until recently, Bloomberg reporters had special access to client usage data and sought to use it to break stories. Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief Matthew Winkler apologized for the practice Monday.

A Bloomberg spokeswoman declined comment.