What’s On the Panama Papers’ Database, What’s Not, and Why?

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Source: OCCRP 10 May 2016

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and its partners, including the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), have made the Panama Papers and Offshore Leaks database available to the public.

The information on the public database comes from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, through which the ICIJ, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), and German-newspaper Süddetsche Zeitung, along with more than 100 other media partners, published the Panama Papers project in April 2016, according to the ICIJ’s website.

Around a third of the offshore entities in the database were incorporated through two other offshore service providers, Portcullis Trustnet (now Portcullis) and Commonwealth Trust Limited, covered as part of ICIJ’s 2013 Offshore Leaks exposé. This was the initial information added to this database when it was released in June 2013.

The database contains information on 320,000 offshore entities that are part of both leaks covering the period between 1977 through 2015. The Offshore Leaks data is current through 2010 and the Panama Papers data is current through 2015, ICIJ said.

The database only contains a fraction of the Panama Papers leaks from the Panama-based offices of Mossack Fonseca. Those leaks are made up of 2.6 terabytes of data, a total of 11.5 million records, which are not included en masse in the public database. The raw documents have not been published.

Why?

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