|“All data — especially sensitive data — wants to be free.”|
On Feb. 25 the SEC reopened the comment period for REG AB II, with focus on the method used to disclose asset level data.
The 19-page memorandum (download the PDF here) opens with:
“This memorandum describes a potential approach for disclosure of asset-level information to investors and potential investors in asset-backed securities taking into account the potential sensitivity of certain asset-level information. In particular, instead of filing and making publicly available certain types of asset-level information on EDGAR as described in the proposal by the Securities and Exchange Commission for enhanced regulation of ABS offerings in 2010, this approach would require issuers to make asset-level information available to investors and potential investors through an issuer’s Web site which would enable issuers to address privacy concerns associated with such disclosures, including through restricting access to potentially sensitive information.”