Our data model provides a domain specific language to describe people, companies, and the relationships between them.
OpenSanctions collects data about political and economic influence and conflict. In order to correctly describe these real-world structures and the risks associated with them, we use a data model focussed on the notion of entities.
Entities have various properties, denoting - for example - their name, creation date, and association with one or more countries. They can also use properties to reference other entities, e.g. a
Passport entity will link to its
holder. Some relationships are - in turn - entities: a
Person can be linked to a
Company via an
Ownership entity, which might document further details, like the time period and ownership percentage.