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Top data news of the week: The Panama Papers

The most explosive news of last week may be the publishing of Panama Papers. It first starts with one of the biggest secrecy leaks in the history, including 11.5 million confidential documents linked with 214,000 offshore companies in Mossack Fonseca, obtained by a Germany Paper Süddeutsche Zeitung from an anonymous source in 2015. They then worked with International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which distributed documents for investigation and analysis to some 400 journalists at 107 media organizations in more than eighty countries. It took them a year to draw a worldwide picture of “politicians, criminals and the rogue industry that hides their cash”.  Continue reading “Top data news of the week: The Panama Papers”