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. —————————- How much dirty Chinese cash is washed through the UK? Private Eye used our data and found an … Continue reading Impact Round-up: May
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
That might sound like an absurd question. The benefits accrued from transparency, fighting corruption and money laundering, and enabling good business practise help everyone, right? Then why am I writing about women? At OpenCorporates and OpenOwnership, we’ve been thinking about the structures that enable corruption that the macro and micro level. Whether it is underlying … Continue reading How does open company data impact women’s rights?
Grand corruption is a networked problem; to fight it we need a networked solution, and nowhere is this more true than who controls and benefits from companies. The Global Beneficial Ownership Register will tackle this, by collecting and linking together beneficial ownership datasets and self-disclosed corporate data. By doing this, it will enable investigators and … Continue reading Going to IODC? Help us design the Global Beneficial Ownership Register
Data the OpenCorporates team is scraping…. from the Data team Peter and Shyam have been working on business licenses, fixing broken company data importers, checking data for bugs and freshness. Update on what mysterious problem solving they are up to…. from the Dev team Peter: Ramping up the speed of data dumps Seb: Fixing memory … Continue reading Weekly StandUp #40-41: What Happened at OpenCorporates
Today, we're pleased to release a white paper on how OpenCorporates data was used to uncover the powerful elite benefiting from Myanmar’s multi-billion dollar jade industry, in a ground-breaking report from Global Witness. This investigation is an important case study on how open company data and identifiers are critical tool to uncover corruption and the … Continue reading New White Paper: How open company data was used to uncover the powerful elite benefiting from Myanmar’s multi-billion dollar jade industry
On Friday 17th April, the Oxford Centre for the Study of Corruption and Transparency will hold a one-day conference on Open Data as a Tool to Tackle Corruption. This takes place under the aegis of the EU-funded project “TACOD” (Towards a European strategy to reduce Corruption by enhancing the use of Open Data) coordinated by … Continue reading Conference on Open Data against Corruption in Oxford