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

Going to IODC? Help us design the Global Beneficial Ownership Register

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

New White Paper: How open company data was used to uncover the powerful elite benefiting from Myanmar’s multi-billion dollar jade industry

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

Weekly StandUp #29: What Happened at OpenCorporates

This post is the part of a weekly blogpost series updating you on what’s going on at OpenCorporates this week. Want to help us get more data? Claim a mission! Data the OpenCorporates team is scraping… from the Data team Peter has been looking at importing data from Panama, Jersey and other company registers them while … Continue reading Weekly StandUp #29: What Happened at OpenCorporates

Visualising Hebden Bridge businesses with OpenCorporates data

A map showing the distribution of businesses in Hebden Bridge

This post originally appeared on the author's blog. I've recently been getting involved in the Open Data movement through association with ODI Leeds, where I spend some of my working week as a co-worker. I'm the sort of person who learns by doing, so I've been on the look out for a project which would give … Continue reading Visualising Hebden Bridge businesses with OpenCorporates data