Enron – just the sight of that word makes people cringe. But what does this have to do with technical writing? More than you might realize.
Because of fewer rules about documentation, Enron and other companies were able to pull off many financial tricks, allowing the higher ups to make money, while the investors were left with nothing.
That’s where the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and more specifically Section 404 become important to those who are writing documents.
Here’s what the act states: