Lukewarm response to SOX legislation

In the release, the SEC discusses measures to lower the cost of Section 404 compliance, make internal auditing more efficient and introduce guidance for management that has been lacking since SOX became law four years ago.

The responses, which the SEC received from more than 100 organisations varying from small cap firms to internationally active banks, reveal a wealth of opinions about both its proposals, and raise concerns and difficulties that they have encountered under SOX.


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