“Following the Corporate Money” workshop report-back

Last week, OpenCorporates ran a workshop on “Follow the (corporate) money: using open data to improve integrity, procurement, development and reduce corruption & fraud“ at the pre-conference for International Open Data Conference in Ottawa. The conference was a fantastic congregation of over 1000 people from around the world to discuss the challenges and opportunities of open data. The … Continue reading “Following the Corporate Money” workshop report-back

API v0.4.x now the default (and adds another tiny new feature)

Last week we launched Version 0.4 of OpenCorporates' API, and with it brought some rather sexy new features (such as power searches, searching by address, new industry code functionality, and searching officers by address). As promised this has been on-demand for the past week, with v0.3.2 remaining the default in order to allow our regular users to try it out, … Continue reading API v0.4.x now the default (and adds another tiny new feature)

Weekly StandUp #10: 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 & Shyam) Shyam worked on business licenses for Washington, Chicago, South Carolina, Arkansas, … Continue reading Weekly StandUp #10: What Happened at OpenCorporates

Conference on Open Data against Corruption in Oxford

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

Weekly StandUp #6: 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 & Shyam) This week, we scraped alcohol licenses from Virginia, Michigin, Illinois and business … Continue reading Weekly StandUp #6: What Happened at OpenCorporates

Every person’s guide to Beneficial Ownership/ company control as data

Last month, OpenCorporates launched WhoControlsIt, a proof-of-concept, open-source 'Beneficial Ownership' register. This post explains some of the concepts and data issues behind the register – which sounds geeky, but is essential for everyone involved in this area to understand (we've kept the references to code to almost zero), and we hope we've succeeded in making … Continue reading Every person’s guide to Beneficial Ownership/ company control as data