Records of Sanctioned Individuals and Organizations
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We crawl over 600 online sources, covering:
Decisions of local/municipal commissions like:
Official lists issued by the European Union:
The lists include entities and individuals subject to legal action due to direct or indirect involvement in high profile crimes that are threats to international peace and security.
The service operates 24/7 with a dedicated team of tech people monitoring the system and a dedicated team of software engineers to support the operation and fix broken sources.
A global Risk & Compliance provider has requested the development of an automated solution for change detection of hundreds of sanctions lists provided by international and domestic regulatory bodies and agencies.
Each regulator publishes its own list of sanctions entities. Although the subject requires the following of general guidelines, there are no strictly observed conventions as to the structure of lists and to the format used in the provided information. Having lists with varying structure formats and data points poses the greatest challenge to the automation of the extraction process.
A Data Pro employs a multiple-step solution — developed technologies to automatically extract information from structured data and a team specialized in identifying sanctions information in websites. The team determines which data points contain relevant sanctions information, and a team of software engineers further analyzes the lists structure, format, and websites structure in order to develop a purpose-build extractor for each list. All extractors are set to crawl the websites on a regular basis and compare the information collected with every run of the system and provide the detected changes (newly added, removed, or updated entities).
As a result, A Data Pro delivered a standardised automated solution that is currently used to detect lists changes in more than 300 web sources.