XBRL US Comments on SEC Collection of NRSRO Ratings Data

XBRL US submitted a comment letter in response to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) extension of data collection of Rule 17g-7 regarding disclosure requirements for credit rating agencies (Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations (NRSRO)). Credit ratings agencies today are required to report ratings data in XBRL format. Our letter expressed support for the continuation […more]


XBRL US Comments on SEC RFI on Climate Change Disclosures

XBRL US submitted a letter responding to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) request for input on Climate Change Disclosures. Key recommendations made in the letter: The SEC should play a key role in the process of standardizing climate-related disclosures, to ensure that standards set globally are suited for U.S. listed companies, as many U.S. […more]


SEC Commissioner Lee Speech on Materiality

SEC Commissioner Allison Herren Lee’s speech, Living in a Material World: Myths and Misconceptions about “Materiality”, addressed, among other topics, the importance of the investor in determining what is “material” and should be disclosed, including ESG-related data. The commissioner’s talk concluded with these remarks: “We must not operate under the false assumption that the securities laws […more]


SEC Proposed Data Collection from NRSROs

On April 27, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission published their proposed collection and comment request on the existing collection of information from Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations (NRSRO) to the Federal Register. NRSROs are required to disclose credit rating histories in XBRL format using the SEC’s Record of Credit Ratings Taxonomy. Comments are due […more]


XBRL US Data Quality Committee Public Exposure of 15th Ruleset for US GAAP and IFRS Filers

Attend May 12 webinar for review of data quality trends, plus insights into draft ruleset  The XBRL US Data Quality Committee (DQC) has published its 15th Ruleset for a 45-day public review and comment period, which closes on June 2, 2021. This latest draft ruleset contains eight rules specific to US GAAP filers, and one […more]


Gary Gensler Confirmed as Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission

Gary Gensler has been confirmed by the Senate to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as Chair. Commissioners of the SEC published a short statement congratulating him on the confirmation.


Newsletter for the Reporting Standard of Business and Government

May, 2021 Financial Transparency Act (FTA) reintroduced to 117th Congress. This important bill, if passed, calls for eight financial regulatory agencies to require data standards for their reporting entities. The FTA was reintroduced on May 4, 2021, as H.R. 2989 by co-sponsors Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Patrick McHenry (R-NC). Agencies named in the bill include […more]


Approved Validation Rules

The Data Quality Committee released version 14 of freely-available rules and guidance in February.These 66 rules are automated checks helping US GAAP and IFRS filers detect and resolve inconsistencies or errors in XBRL-formatted financials before submission to the Securities and Exchange Commission.


April, 2021 Newsletter

Sustainability and climate issues remain in the headlines in the US and Europe. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen gave a compelling speech this month outlining Treasury’s “whole-of-government” approach to climate change, emphasizing the importance of ESG data, and Treasury’s intent to work with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to ensure an effective approach to […more]


Data Quality Certification

The US SEC knows a good thing when it sees it. They support the Data Quality Committee rules in the 2021 US GAAP Taxonomy.

Are you using a tool or service that checks your filing with these rules? Finding and fixing issues identified prior to filing gives the markets a clear picture of your company financials.

See real-time company-specific data quality filing results.