Bloomberg Chief Executive Daniel L. Doctoroff admitted that giving its journalists access to some subscriber information for its data terminals was "a mistake."
The company went into damage control mode last week shortly after it disclosed that reporters at Bloomberg News, the news section of the firm, had for years watched what customers were doing on its terminals.
The data available to its reporters included when clients logged on, how often they messaged and which broad categories they looked up. The terminals, which cost thousands of dollars a year, are a common sight at Wall Street firms.
The disclosure came after investment bank Goldman Sachs complained that a Bloomberg reporter had questioned a partner's employment status after noting the person had not logged on to his or her terminal for a while.