Posted Tuesday August 4, 2015

Arachnys Compass 2015: a free tool to explore data availability worldwide

The 2015 Arachnys Compass is the third annual global public data survey published by Arachnys. The site lists more than 1200 sources of corporate and legal information from our database and evaluates the volume of data available in each, building up a picture of global data availability. 

As well as being an index of which countries are easiest and which most difficult to carry out enhanced due diligence (EDD) checks, the Arachnys Compass shares the key names and links to the sources contributing to a country’s performance and displays the types of data, such as names of shareholders, available from each source. The platform also outlines any restrictions investigators might face, such as paywalls, the need to register for access, or sites where only users with a national ID number are able to access services. 

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Get links to the original data sources and indication of information available (requires free account)

As a result, the 2015 Compass is both a means to explore the global data landscape and a practical reference for investigators looking to source information in unfamiliar geographies.

Visit to explore data availability worldwide and see our country rankings. For a concise summary of our findings on the global landscape of compliance-relevant data, consult our Compass 2015 report.  

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