Coming up second in a series of interviews with our trustees is Giannina Segnini, one of the best known names in data journalism. Giannina is Director of the Master of Science Data Journalism Program at the Journalism School at Columbia University, New York. Until February 2014, Segnini headed a team of journalists and computer engineers at La Nacion, Costa Rica’s newspaper. Her team processed the data and developed the interactive application for the OffshoreLeaks project, published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in 2013. Segnini also actively participates in ICIJ’s Panama Papers project.
Just before Christmas, Sky News released a fascinating report that found at least 340 companies related to cryptocurrencies or blockchain were dissolved or liquidated in 2018, compared to 139 in the previous year. The investigation was conducted by analysing data from Companies House and OpenCorporates. Want to find out how they did it? Read this … Continue reading Behind the collapse: The real cost of Bitcoin’s fall from grace… and how to investigate companies using the OpenCorporates API
Buried deep in a consultation paper published by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is some good news for open data: the FCA is considering making the Mutuals Public Register – a public record of building societies, credit unions and other registered societies – available as open data (currently, it’s charged for).
OpenCorporates was today recognised by the Financial Times, Google and leading European policy makers as one of 100 digital pioneers in Europe!
This summer, OpenCorporates announced the creation of the OpenCorporates Trust, the entity that guarantees OpenCorporates’ mission, and ensures we always operate to open up company data for the public good. Coming up first in a series of interviews with our trustees is Patrick Alley, co-founder and director of Global Witness, the world’s leading anti-corruption NGO. Since … Continue reading Meet Our Trustees: Patrick Alley
Last week, OpenCorporates published Fireflies and Algorithms: The Coming Explosion of Companies. We initially had some qualms about writing the piece. Would it accelerate a move towards a future where companies can come into existence for brief periods of time, like fireflies in the night, and then disappear? In the end we saw enough pointers … Continue reading Fireflies and Algorithms: Reading List
This summer, the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) authored a draft bill to create a register of beneficial owners for overseas entities that own land in the UK. As part of our work advocating for more open company data, OpenCorporates responded to the public consultation on the draft legislation. A brief summary, and our full response, is available below.