January 20, 2021

Reference: Panama Papers Database Released Online by ICIJ, Features Data on 214,000 Entities

The ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) has just released an online searchable database featuring data on 214,000 offshore entities created in 21 jurisdictions from the Panama Papers investigation.

From the ICIJ Web Site:

The new data that ICIJ is now making public represents a fraction of the Panama Papers, a trove of more than 11.5 million leaked files from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, one of the world’s top creators of hard-to-trace companies, trusts and foundations.

ICIJ is not publishing the totality of the leak, and it is not disclosing raw documents or personal information en masse. The database contains a great deal of information about company owners, proxies and intermediaries in secrecy jurisdictions, but it doesn’t disclose bank accounts, email exchanges and financial transactions contained in the documents.

The database also displays information about more than 100,000 additional offshore entities ICIJ had already disclosed in its 2013 Offshore Leaks investigation.

In all, the interactive application reveals more than 360,000 names of people and companies behind secret offshore structures. As the data are from leaked sources and not a standardized registry, there may be some duplication of names.

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Direct to Panama Papers Database (Online Version)
The database can be searched by country (people, companies and addresses connected to offshore entities) and jurisdiction (offshore companies and trust). Entries include a direct link to search for additional data using OpenCorporates.

See Also: Data Visualizations
Nine visualizations currently available.

See Also: How to Download the Complete Database
Open Database License and contents under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

See Also: How to Use this Database (via ICIJ)

See Also: Data Sources (via ICIJ)

Read the Complete Database Launch Announcement

See Also: Panama Papers Source Offers Documents To Governments, Hints At More To Come (via ICIJ)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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