May 14 The Bank of Japan said it had contacted
Bloomberg LP after the financial data and news company allowed
journalists to see some information about how clients used
"We are now contacting Bloomberg and are in the process of
confirming the facts of the situation," a spokesman for the
Bank of Japan, the country's central bank, told Reuters.
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the territory's defacto
central bank, added: "We are aware of the reported incident and
are looking into the matter."
The HKMA did not say if it had contacted Bloomberg.
The European Central Bank, Brazil's central bank and the
U.S. Federal Reserve have all said they were looking into any
possible breaches in the confidentiality of usage data related
to Bloomberg terminals.
Bloomberg has said its journalists until recently had
"limited" access to data about how clients used their Bloomberg
terminals. Matthew Winkler, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News,
apologised for the practice on Monday, saying it had been
"inexcusable" but that important customer data had always been