The US SEC continues to move forward with a digital agenda that seems to have the dual aims of enhancing the regulator’s effectiveness, as well as improving the analytically useful information available to investors and markets. The Commission announced earlier this month a Request for Comment on a set of changes to the Statistical Disclosures […]
On 28 February the SEC proposed a rule to mandate the use of Inline XBRL for public company reporting. The intention is to improve the quality of the data, benefit investors, market participants and other data users, and also to decrease over time the costs involved in preparing the data for submission to the regulator […]
There is growing pressure for the development of generic, consistent and coherent standards for providing and consuming assurance over digital reporting.
Strong, consistent semantics, data provenance and standardisation are, almost universally, poorly thought out inside large organisations. This makes the business of government harder than it should be. The XBRL standard can assist with many aspects of these problems.