OIG Says Fed Violated Internal Policy In Email Release

Law360, New York (August 30, 2013, 4:03 PM EDT) -- The Federal Reserve’s violation of its own rules for handling sensitive information led to an accidental email release in April of the minutes of a Federal Open Market Committee meeting to a group that included financial services company professionals, according to a report Thursday.

The report by the Federal Reserve’s Office of the Inspector General, which disclosed the findings of an audit it conducted at the request of Chairman Ben Bernanke, stated that the Fed’s congressional liaison office did not handle the minutes in accordance with...
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