New jurisdiction: Belarus (1.3 million companies)

Belarus is our latest addition to OpenCorporates’ database of companies, making it jurisdiction #122. We’ve added 1.3 million companies of which around 320,000 are registered companies, and just under 1 million sole-trader / entrepreneur (Предприниматель) registrations, many of which are historical records. The data is sourced from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities and … Continue reading New jurisdiction: Belarus (1.3 million companies)

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

Bolivia companies added to OpenCorporates

We’re pleased to announce Bolivia as our first South American jurisdiction to be added to OpenCorporates. Around 170,000 companies have been added, using data from Fundempresa, the non-profit concessionaire running the company registry database and website website, under contract to the Registro de Comercio in Bolivia. This also makes it our 121st jurisdiction. The data … Continue reading Bolivia companies added to OpenCorporates

From company register to standardized open data, our processes explained – Part 1: Scouting for data

OpenCorporates’ mission is to be able to list every company in the world, using only public sources to provide full transparency and provenance. In order to achieve this, the OpenCorporates Data team works constantly to expand its coverage of jurisdictions where companies can be registered (120 and counting so far!), whilst maintaining a rigorous set … Continue reading From company register to standardized open data, our processes explained – Part 1: Scouting for data