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Tuesday, October 23 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Using Data to Counter Corruption and Money Laundering

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Corruption and money laundering are complex crimes, driven by networks of individuals, professional intermediaries and companies. In order to tackle it effectively, we need to spot the patterns and dismantle these networks. Many corruption schemes leave their mark on government held datasets, and rely on the ability to secure ownership of companies, land, and assets to launder corrupt proceeds.

In recent years, open data - data that can be freely used, modified and shared by anyone for any purpose - has emerged as an important instrument in tackling corruption. Company registers, public contracts, asset disclosures and interest registers are all important sources of information for detecting corruption. To harness this opportunity, information needs to move out of its silos, be cross-referenced with other data sets, and new technologies need to be employed for screening it. This workshop explores some of the latest approaches for analysing large quantities of data for anti-corruption and anti-money laundering purposes and facilitates a conversation about the value of open data for tackling these crimes.

This workshop will:
i) Encourage civil society organisations, journalists and others to use and build on existing approaches for analysing large quantities of data (i.e. beneficial ownership registers; PEPs databases, offshore leaks).
ii) Share learning and contrast methods with law enforcement and the private sector’s approach for analysing data for AML purposes.
iii) Encourage civil society orgnaisations and others to advocate for open data sets (e.g. beneficial ownership) and provide them with concrete examples to use in their advocacy.

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Session Rapporteur: Alexandria Robins

Moderators
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Andres Knobel

Lawyer, Tax Justice Network
Andres Knobel is a lawyer working on Tax Justice Network's Financial Secrecy Index, an assessment of the legal framework of more than 100 jurisdictions in terms of banking secrecy; beneficial ownership registration of companies, trusts, private foundations and partnerships; compliance... Read More →

Speakers
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Petra Blum

Senior Researcher, ICIJ
Petra Blum, is a senior researcher with ICIJ. Before joining ICIJ, she has been a reporter with WDR, a German public broadcaster based in Cologne, for almost ten years. For WDR she has participated in a number of cross-border investigations.In 2015, she was part of the Swiss Lea... Read More →
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Karen Greenaway

Investigator, Case agent, and Supervisor, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Karen Greenaway has been an investigator, case agent, and supervisor with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for over 22 years. During her time in the FBI, she has investigated money laundering, complex financial crimes, violent crimes, and international corruption. She... Read More →
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Daria Kaleniuk

Executive Director, Anti-Corruption Action Centre
Daria Kaleniuk is co-founder and executive director of the Anticorruption Action Centre (AntAC), the Kyiv based NGO focused on tackling grand political corruption. Daria is experienced in international legal mechanisms for anti-corruption actions, particularly in stolen assets recovery... Read More →
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Nienke Palstra

Campaigner, Global Witness
Nienke Palstra is an Anti-Money Laundering Campaigner at Global Witness - an international advocacy organisation seeking to expose and break the links between natural resources corruption, conflict and other abuses. Nienke’s work has focused on anonymous shell companies and beneficial... Read More →

Workshop Coordinators
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Nienke Palstra

Campaigner, Global Witness
Nienke Palstra is an Anti-Money Laundering Campaigner at Global Witness - an international advocacy organisation seeking to expose and break the links between natural resources corruption, conflict and other abuses. Nienke’s work has focused on anonymous shell companies and beneficial... Read More →



Tuesday October 23, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshop Room 8
  • Organiser Global Witness

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