What Is It?
The Open Definition sets out principles that define 'openness' in relation to data and content. The Isle of Man FIU is committed to transparency where we are lawfully able to.
The Open Definition (https://opendefinition.org/) can be summed up in the statement -
"Open means anyone can freely access, use, modify and share for any purpose (subject, at most, to requirements that preserve provenance and openess"
How can I use the data?
The Open Data sets on this page are available for reuse under our Open Government Licence. Please ensure you read this before using any of the data available on this page.
The content that is available on fiu.im is already available for reuse under the Open Government Licence. In addition to this, we will be striving to make data sources directly available in a machine-consumable format in an effort to make this reusable for the creation of web and mobile applications, data visualisations and more.
Where information is supplied in proprietary formats we are working on giving access to sanitised source data in open formats.
The following XLSX spreadsheet contains information on the volume of disclosures (SARs under POCA & ATCA, FIU Act and Sanctions) received by the FIU between Apr 2016 and Apr 2020. During 2016 there was a cross over of disclosures being received on paper and online, so there are discrepancies in the 2016 numbers where the disclosures received will be higher.
The following Comma Separated Value (CSV) files contain information on each disclosure received by the FIU between Jan 2018 and the most recent quarter that the data is available.
Column descriptions are as follows -
- Index - this is a unique reference for the CSV only, it has no relation to any other FIU reference.
- Date Submitted - the date the MLRO clicked 'submit' and sent the disclosure to the FIU.
- Disclosing Institution Types - the sector where the submitting organisation is closest to, for instance, if a business has many functions - the primary function.
- Law Under Which DISC was Submitted - the legislation in which the disclosure was made.
- Suspected Criminality - what is the most likely predicate offence in relation to the disclosure.
- Outcome - what did the FIU do with the disclosure?
Columns 3, 4, 5 and 6 could change through the years - for instance, if a business makes a disclosure under Section 24 of the FIU Act, and then receives further information giving them a suspicions under the Proceeds of Crime Act, the FIU may change the original disclosure, rather than requesting the MLRO submit an entire new disclosure.
The FIU may also choose to Disseminate intelligence on the back of other information coming to light, therefore the outcome would change.
These files are as accurate as possible, and the decision to publish them to the public outweighs the potential changes to the data which may occur in the future.