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Open Ownership Principles
This document provides technical guidance on considerations for relational database design when building a system that holds beneficial ownership information. In particular, it focuses on the requirements for publishing data to meet the Beneficial Ownership Data Standard (BODS). Most of these recommendations will also suit the creation of any system which aims to ingest declarations of beneficial ownership and create auditable records.
This guidance note is designed for use by technical professionals, especially those with a role in the database design and technology architecture of company registers and/or sector registers that will publish to BODS.
Using reliable identifiers for corporate vehicles in beneficial ownership data
This technical guidance aims to help implementers and multi-stakeholder groups understand how reliable identifiers facilitate the connection of datasets such as disclosures on politically exposed persons, stock exchange filings and licence registers
Published: 23 October 2023
Defining and capturing data on the ownership and control of state-owned enterprises
This guidance explores what information is needed on the corporate governance of state-owned enterprises to support transparency efforts. It demonstrates how capturing high-quality structured data on ownership or control structures aids information-checking
Published: 10 February 2023
Building an auditable record of beneficial ownership
Keeping up to date and historic beneficial ownership records underpins any transparency initiative around company ownership and control. This technical guidance sets out the key features to consider to make sure beneficial ownership are easy to access, interpret and check
Published: 22 August 2022