A politically exposed person (PEP) is a person that has been entrusted with a prominent public function. PEPs include elected officials, members of government.
Integrating data about political actors is an essential step in making an open source due diligence database. However, it is a much more intricate task than collecting sanctions lists (of which there are only a few dozen), and fully addressing it will be the focus of a later stage of this project.
At present, OpenSanctions relies mainly on the efforts of the now-defunct EveryPolitician project to include law makers from many countries.
|Entity count:||187,042 target entities · 201,162 searchable entities · 234,393 total|
Downloads contain the full set of entities contained in this dataset. You can fetch a simplified tabular form, or detailed, structured data in JSON format. Updated files will be provided once a day at the same location.
|File name||Export type||Size|
|FollowTheMoney entities||128 MB|
|Target names text file||27 MB|
|Senzing entity format||105 MB|
|Targets as nested JSON||141 MB|
|Targets as simplified CSV||41 MB|
Help: Using the data · format reference · identifier use · commercial licensing
You can query the data in this dataset via the application programming interface (API) endpoints below. Please read the introduction for documentation and terms of service.
|Use the Reconciliation API in OpenRefine:|
|For full-text search, use the |
|For entity matching, use the |
Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) is a collection dataset which bundles together entities from the following data sources:
|Wikidata Politically Exposed Persons||129,565|
|RuPEP Public Database of PEPs in Russia and Belarus||Russia||9,503|
|CIA World Leaders||United States||5,686|
|Members of the European Parliament||European Union||705|
|Members of the European Commitee of the Regions||European Union||624|
Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) also includes selected details and connections from the following external databases:
OpenSanctions is free for non-commercial users. Businesses must acquire a data license to use the dataset.