CNBC reveals Goldman email phrase blacklist details

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If you send your friends or work colleagues at Goldman Sachs an email with any of the 180 phrases in that are said to be scrutinized by the firm's monitoring system, there's a strong chance it will be flagged.

CNBC reports that the list gives a rare peek inside a large bank's real-time compliance surveillance operation, and reveals details of how that process works that even veteran Wall Street executives may not know.

The document was produced in 2008, and the firm has updated its search terminology since then.

Attorneys for Goldman described the confidential document as 'a lexicon of terms and phrases used by the Firm's Compliance department for surveillance of the electronic mail of certain employees'. The source who provided the document asked not to be named.

'We deploy cutting-edge technology and exercise the utmost care to protect confidential information, secure data and provide high-end client service', said a spokeswoman for Goldman Sachs. 'The firm's monitoring efforts reflect our commitment to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and integrity'.

Phrases are said to include:

didn't authorize the sale

don't you f*cking understand

embezzled the account

piece of sh*t

split the difference

time to dump

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You won't believe what gets an email flagged at Goldman: CNBC has the list


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