"Politically Exposed Persons" refers to individuals who play important public roles, such as politicians, judges, or prominent businesspeople. How to monitor the activities of politically exposed persons has become an important subject of anti-corruption research and journalism. In the era of social networks and large datasets, this work often requires new methods for understanding complex financial and political relationships.
"Monitoring Politically Exposed Persons" was a workshop conducted in late 2017 by the Engine Room, an NGO dedicated to technical training and capacity building among journalists and civil society groups. The work was sponsored by The American Assembly's Influence Mapping project, which worked to build capacities to analyze and share large social network datasets for research and investigative work.