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#27: Why should I use OpenSanctions?

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OpenSanctions builds and publishes a high-quality, up-to-date dataset of entities of interest (people and companies), including international sanctions targets, known criminal figures and politically exposed persons (PEPs). To do so, we consolidate and deduplicate data from hundreds of sources covering 240+ countries and territories.

We build the raw materials innovative services need. By making this data a readily accessible commodity, we help businesses to reduce their exposure to risk and startups to develop cutting-edge technology and services.

We do things openly and transparently. That’s why, besides making our bulk data easily accessible, publishing our code and details about our algorithms, we also invite commercial partners to self-host our API for enhanced privacy and performance.

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