Find sanctions targets and persons of interest

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

229,773 targets · 53 data sources · updated · get bulk data

Welcome to OpenSanctions

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

We consolidate data from a broad range of sources and take on the complex task of transforming it into a clean and well-understood dataset.

Open source code and data

OpenSanctions makes both its database and processing tools available for free. It's easy to use the data and integrate the technology.

News & updates

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

  • : Digging into sanctioned companies using OpenCorporates

    Both OpenSanctions and OpenCorporates provide powerful data building blocks for compliance. By linking our databases up, we make it easier to track assets or assess exposure.

  • : Weaving a deeper sanctions web using data enrichment

    We're adding linked data from the GLEIF company database and the ICIJ OffshoreLeaks to enrich the corporate targets in our system with relevant ownership or officership relations.

  • : Self-hosted and extensible: the OpenSanctions API

    In this post, we’ll explain how you can use our open source components to build a customized sanctions and PEPs matching service - on your own premises, with your own data, with complete privacy and meeting your own requirements.

See all of our project updates...


Collections are datasets provided by OpenSanctions that combine data from various data sources focussed on a topic.

50 data sources · 215,768 targets

This collection includes most of the data collected by OpenSanctions which meets quality standards and would be useful to an analyst or journalist attempting to perform a due-diligence type task.

28 data sources · 26,363 targets

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

7 data sources · 161,901 targets

A politically exposed person (PEP) is a person that has been entrusted with a prominent public function. PEPs include elected officials, members of government.

10 data sources · 25,355 targets

Companies and people implicated in or convicted of criminal activity, including the "Most Wanted" lists of various countries and international authorities.