Reading list: Beneficial Ownership Transparency

With new members joining the OpenCorporates community and the wider open data community, we get many requests for suggested reading. So, we’ve created a very long reading list and divided it into themes. We’ll share this in the coming weeks bit by bit but this is also a call for contribution! Tell us what we’ve … Continue reading Reading list: Beneficial Ownership Transparency

Now there’s a better way to search officers on OpenCorporates

A recent investigation by the Private Eye found 4,300 companies registered at a London address with Chinese officers. Amongst these is a company which acts as a company secretary to 3,700 anonymous companies (read their full investigation here). How did they do this? With the powerful OpenCorporates API/data dump, which allowed them to find directors … Continue reading Now there’s a better way to search officers on OpenCorporates

Consultation response: UK Overseas Entity Property Register

There has been compelling evidence that UK's property market is being used as a harbour for dirty money. Here are some of the reports which have investigated this issue: Mystery on Baker Street by Global Witness Faulty Towers by Transparency International UK London Property: A top destination for money launderers by Transparency International UK and Thomson … Continue reading Consultation response: UK Overseas Entity Property Register

Uncovering the truth using comprehensive data analysis – foreign investment in London property market

This is a guest blog by Daniella Tsar who is a Data Scientist at Thomson Reuters Labs. At Thomson Reuters Labs, we drive innovation through data science and visualisation using novel approaches to create solutions that help our customers — all the while harnessing the power of linked and shareable data. We regularly deliver projects tackling corruption and … Continue reading Uncovering the truth using comprehensive data analysis – foreign investment in London property market

Impact Round-up: April

OpenCorporates is used by investigators, NGOs, and researchers every day to study and fight corruption, money laundering and organised crime. Every month, we'll share links to show you the work people are doing with our data. ---------------------------- Daniella from Thomson Reuters wrote about her experience of using OpenCorporates and others datasets to investigate the overseas … Continue reading Impact Round-up: April

Civil society sends open letter to Quebec govt. in support of OpenCorporates

Following on from the law suit, that OpenCorporates brought against the Quebec company register, transparency and civic tech organisations, as well as journalists from Quebec and beyond, have sent an open letter to Quebec government in support of OpenCorporates and open company data. The letter not just supports OpenCorporates in its legal action, but goes … Continue reading Civil society sends open letter to Quebec govt. in support of OpenCorporates