SARBANES—OXLEY ACT, 2002

‘Corporate America has been blotted with many scandals in the recent times. Despite the fact that there have been differences between the recent scandals and the earlier ones, there is a common thread running in between them. The common thread is that governance matters, that is, good governance promotes good corporate decision-making. The recent Sarbanes—Oxley Act is a step in this direction, which codifies certain standards of good governance as specific requirements. The Act calls for protection to those who have the courage to bring frauds to the attention of those who have to handle frauds. But it ensures that such things are not left to the individuals who may or may not choose to reveal them, it is better for the ...

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