Following September 11, 2001, it has become common practice for institutions and government agencies around the country and world to match person and entity data against the Office of Foreign Asset Control’s (OFAC) list of known and suspected terrorists and other "watch lists."
OFAC administers a series of laws that impose economic sanctions against hostile targets to further U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives. The OFAC listing contains the names and descriptor information on those persons identified by the United States to pose a threat to the interests and security of the United States. This data file also includes narcotics traffickers, terrorists, and business and organizations supporting threatening activities.
Our Terrorist Watchlist product searches a number of databases including: Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), the United Nations Named Terrorist list, the US Bureau of Industry and Security Denied Entity and Person list, Bank of England Sanctions, Defense Trade Controls (DTC) Debarred Parties, European Union Designated Terrorist Groups, European Union Designated Terrorist Individuals, FBI Fugitives Most Wanted, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Special Alert List, Foreign Agents Registration Act, Interpol Most Wanted, Interpol Most Wanted - Red Notice, OSFI - Canada Entities, OSFI - Canada Individuals, OSFI CONSOLIDATED LIST, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Alerts, Politically Exposed Persons, State Department Foreign Terrorist Organizations, State Department Terrorist Exclusions, US Bureau of Industry and Security - Denied Entity List, US Bureau of Industry and Security - Denied Person List, US Bureau of Industry and Security Unverified Entity List, United Nations Named Terrorists, World Bank Ineligible Firms.