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The Panama Papers likely represent the single largest data leak in human history.
The story broke April 3, when an international team of investigative journalists revealed they had spent a year exploring 2.6 terabytes of data from a Panamanian law firm — data about the international economy of offshore finance where wealthy and powerful people squirrel away their cash.
Back in April, we shared a map showing how many shell companies were set up in each country according to The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which had originally investigated the Panama Papers. Since then, the ICIJ has made their massive database from the leak searchable.
Max Galka, a data visualization aficionado and owner of FOIAmapper.com, emailed Tech Insider to show us a new, fascinating map he put together with data drawn from that searchable database.
Blue circles represent offshore companies, trusts, and other entities where funds can be stored. Red circles represent people who work for those entities. Green circles represent “intermediaries,” or law firms and other groups that connect customers with offshore entities.