Securities law enforcement in India

Published: 21 September 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/ppdk9pzfdp.1
Contributors:
Bhargavi Zaveri Shah,
Devendra Damle

Description

This project comprises two data-sets on the enforcement of securities laws in India. The first data-set contains meta data of 8032 enforcement orders passed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India from 2011-2020, along with web links of the order text . The second data-set comprises certain fields derived from the text of 818 of these orders.

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The enforcement orders in our data are published on the website of the Securities and Exchange Board of India as PDF files. We used two open-source tools, namely PDF-Miner and Textract along with Google’s optical character recognition engine — Tesseract 350 — to convert the PDF files to text. In order to analyse the orders efficiently, we developed a rule-based pattern matching algorithm based on the Python 3 implementation of regular expressions. For the micro-analysis, we manually read each order to arrive at the derived fields.

Categories

Law, Finance, Financial Market, Economic Regulation, Financial Regulation, India, Financial Market Regulation, Securities Regulation, Administrative Law, Securities Fraud

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