Letting the Public In: Opportunities and Standards for Open Data on Beneficial Ownership, Country-by-Country Reporting and Automatic Exchange of Financial Information

The Financial Transparency Coalition has launched a new working paper, Letting the Public In, which explores what it means to have information in open data formats, how to develop ‘gold standards’ that governments can adhere to, and what a data revolution can mean for financial transparency and illicit financial flows.

Looking at beneficial ownership, country-by-country reporting for multinational corporations and the automatic exchange of financial information, the study and accompanying policy brief provide new standards for the coming influx of data and information.