Find sanctions targets and persons of interest

OpenSanctions helps investigators find leads, allows companies to manage risk and enables technologists to build data-driven products.

1,265,366 entities · 161 data sources · updated · bulk data · screening tool

People and companies that matter

Persons of interest data provides the key that helps analysts find evidence of corruption, money laundering and other criminal activity.

Clean data and transparent process

Our open source data pipeline takes on the complex task of building a clean, de-duplicated, and well-understood dataset.

Sources with global scope

We integrate data from 161 global sources, including official sanctions lists, data on politically exposed persons and entities of criminal interest.

Use OpenSanctions to manage business risk

OpenSanctions is free for non-commercial users. Business and commercial users must either acquire a data license to use our high-quality dataset, or subscribe to our pay-as-you-go API service.

News & updates

Updates from OpenSanctions, including new features, technical deep dives, and analysis.

  • This was 2023 at OpenSanctions – plus what’s next!

    This was 2023 at OpenSanctions – plus what’s next!

    As 2023 draws to a close, it’s time for us to reflect on our second year of operation - and to give you a little preview for our third.

    · 2023 · Company
  • When national security meets financial securities

    When national security meets financial securities

    We’ve built a new custom data export with sanctioned securities to make it easier to screen asset management portfolios for sanctions risks.

    · Securities · Screening
  • How we're mapping out politically exposed persons

    How we're mapping out politically exposed persons

    We're taking the plunge and publishing our methodology on collecting PEP data to serve the industry as a potential reference point in a challenging area of compliance data.

    · PEP · Coverage · Transparency
  • Transparency Fabric: It takes a network to fight a network

    Transparency Fabric: It takes a network to fight a network

    The Transparency Fabric aims to combat money laundering, terrorist financing, and sanctions evasion by mapping GLEIF's universal entity identifier, the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI), to both Open Ownership and OpenSanctions' datasets.

    · GLEIF · BeneficialOwnership · Graph
  • Announcing the logic-v1 scoring mechanism

    Announcing the logic-v1 scoring mechanism

    OpenSanctions is constantly improving our services, and we’ve just released a new version of our API software, `yente`, that lets users try a new matching system.

    · Matching · API · Scoring

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Collections JSON

Collections are data distributions provided by OpenSanctions that combine entities from many sources based on a topic. Learn more...

OpenSanctions Default
161 data sources · 1,265,366 entities

This distribution includes the data collected by OpenSanctions that meets quality standards and would be useful in a screening system or for investigative use.

Consolidated Sanctions
53 data sources · 88,342 entities

Consolidated list of sanctioned entities designated by different countries and international organisations. This can include military, trade and travel restrictions.

Special interest collections contain selections of the data that are more specialised than the default collections.

Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs)updated daily520,326
Sanctioned securitiesupdated daily220,800
Know-Your-Business (KYB) Datasetsupdated monthly81,427,672
Open Ownership Datasetsupdated weekly29,944,972
Warrants and Criminal Entitiesupdated daily235,343