Offshoreleaks - the how and why of a global investigation

A session at SIGINT 2013

Friday 5th July, 2013

4:00pm to 4:45pm (CET)

How we tried to prove tax evasion and money laundering while not to repeat mistakes made earlier by other leaks

A harddisk with millions of documents with the potential to change and influence a whole industry. This about the how and the why. How we analyzed and used the OSL-Data and why so little from so many information was released. And it is not a conspiracy. Or is it?

Imagine you get a harddrive full of secrets, what would you do?

Especially, if you can't read it all in a lifetime. The OSL Files vary between ordinary mails about lunchbreaks to secret codes for bank accounts. And first you have to be sure, the stuff is legit, unmanipulated and not bugged.

With over 80 investigative reporters globally working with this huge amount of information, some new tools and methods were needed to help them to deal with this new kind of leak. To add some twist: What is usually a frightening police software tool becomes the key to crack through the data. And new profession is born: Data/Software Archaeology!

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sebastian mondial

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Germany Germany, Cologne

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Time 4:00pm4:45pm CET

Date Fri 5th July 2013



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