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, which allowed them to find directors with … Continue reading Now there’s a better way to search officers on OpenCorporates

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

Now CBC Radio-Canada sues the Quebec Register too

Hot on the heels of the lawsuit we filed in Montreal against the Quebec company register comes news that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC/Radio-Canada) is also suing the register. The CBC suit, filed on April 12, is on the basis that the register, by restricting access to the register is “violer la liberté de la presse” … Continue reading Now CBC Radio-Canada sues the Quebec Register too

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

OpenCorporates takes Quebec company register to court

Yesterday, OpenCorporates filed suit in the Superior Court (Civil Division) in Montreal, Quebec, for a declaratory judgement against the Quebec Registraire des Enterprises, to ensure that OpenCorporates data on Quebec companies remains freely available to journalists, NGOs and thousands of other users around the world. The suit is in response to a demand that the … Continue reading OpenCorporates takes Quebec company register to court

State of open company data in 2016: wins and challenges ahead

Originally published on Sunlight Foundation. For many people in the open data and anti-corruption space, the past year could be summed up in two words: “Panama Papers”. This blew open the murky world of offshore company registration and, for a while at least, put the agenda of corporate transparency high on the agenda countries all … Continue reading State of open company data in 2016: wins and challenges ahead