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SEED - SEC Enforcement Actions Database

Frequently Asked Questions

What cases does SEED cover?
The database currently covers enforcement actions filed by the SEC against public companies traded on major U.S. exchanges and their subsidiaries starting October 1, 2009 (the beginning of the SEC’s fiscal year 2010).  The database does not include enforcement actions that are filed with only delinquent filing allegations.

How often are SEED and the website updated?
The database is updated weekly. The Research section is updated when papers are available for publishing.

Will SEED be publishing its own research on the data?
SEED will be collaborating with Cornerstone Research to publish biannual and annual publications analyzing trends in SEC enforcement actions against public companies traded on major U.S. exchanges and their subsidiaries.

Do you track enforcement activity by other regulatory bodies? 
No; at this time, SEED only tracks enforcement actions filed by the SEC.

Can the data be downloaded?
The data cannot be automatically downloaded. The use of SEED data is encouraged for academic research purposes. The commercialization or use of these data in other websites or publications is strictly prohibited without consent from SEED.