This guide is dedicated to the investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was murdered near her home in Malta on the 16th of October 2017, following a series of stories she did around the Panama Papers. Daphne fought tirelessly against corruption, and her contributions will be sorely missed. We’d like to take this as opportunity to send our thoughts to the Caruana Galizia family, and assert our support for investigative journalists around the world.
Background: OpenCorporates has come a long way in the past 6 years, and is increasingly core infrastructure for the corporate world, not to mention an essential tool for journalists, investigators, NGOs and governments. It’s time to ensure that its corporate structure reflects and safeguards that position, ensuring it will always act in the public interest, … Continue reading A corporate structure for the public good, Part 2: basic structure
This is the second in an occasional series of resources for background reading on corporate transparency space (see also the beneficial ownership reading list), to help new OpenCorporates staff and the wider open data community get up to speed. These are also works-in-progress, and a call for contributions; tell us what we’ve missed and what else … Continue reading Reading List: Impact of Open Company Data
Enfin! Back in January 2017, OpenCorporates quietly started publishing France company data in "beta" mode. We're now formally announcing it after completing further work to allow us to process daily updates. It is thanks to the persistence, effort, and hard-work from open data advocates both inside and outside government that French companies are now available as open … Continue reading New jurisdiction: France (10 million companies)
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. —————————- Zosia from OpenOwnership and our community manager Hera spoke at the annual Tax Justice Network conference at a … Continue reading Impact Round up: July
If we had to describe 2015 in one line, it would be: The Year We Grew Up. Specifically, it was the year we went from being a feisty young start-up to being a critical part of the anti-corruption and business information infrastructure. Again and again, throughout the year, we had journalists, NGOs, lawyers, anti-corruption officials, … Continue reading OpenCorporates Impact Report 2015
What a year 2016 was for us. From the Panama Papers to publishing the world’s first beneficial ownership dataset, and adding tens of millions of new company records – it’s been an amazing year for OpenCorporates and our community.. Here’s what we achieved in 2016. More data Building on the improvements we made in … Continue reading OpenCorporates Impact Report 2016