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#23: What is a target?

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The data sources included in the database usually designate specific entities of interest, e.g. the target of a financial sanction, criminal penalty or a political officeholder. In addition to those target entities, some lists include contextual entities, e.g. a set of companies that a sanctioned entity is linked to, or the relatives of a politician. Each entity in the output data includes a boolean field, target, which enables you to distinguish between targeted and secondary entities.

It is not recommended to rely on the target flag to decide what entities to include e.g. in a screening process. Use risk topics instead.

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