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Module Version: 0.58   Source   Latest Release: Data-OFAC-0.67

NAME ^

Data::OFAC - A Perl interface to the United States Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN)

VERSION ^

Version 0.58

DESCRIPTION ^

    From OFAC's Website:
        As part of its enforcement efforts, OFAC publishes a list of
        individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on
        behalf of, targeted countries. It also lists individuals, groups, and
        entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under
        programs that are not country-specific. Collectively, such individuals
        and companies are called "Specially Designated Nationals" or "SDNs."
        Their assets are blocked and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from
        dealing with them.

    This interface is helpful for insitutions that use Perl, and may have a
    need to screen individuals as potential customers.

    Note that this module will require occasional internet access if
    auto_update is enabled. Auto update contacts OFAC's website to download
    the latest SDN list in "CSV" format. These files are used to build a SQLite
    database. In order to remain "compliant" reasonably frequent updates are
    recommended. For financial institutions, not complying with this carries
    heavy penalties. I am not a lawyer, and I cannot recommend your update
    frequency. I've set 12 hours as I believe this to be a reasonable update
    interval. Again, this module carries no waranty, and cannot be a full
    replacement for full compliance with the regulations. YMMV.

SYNOPSIS ^

    A simple example.

    use Data::OFAC;

    my $ofac = Data::OFAC->new(
        auto_update => 1,
        auto_update_frequency => 12,
        database_file => '/path/to/sdn.sqlite'
    );

    my $result = $ofac->checkString($string);

    if ( defined $result ) {
        print "Hit found:" .
            Dumper $result; # varries by hit, but is just a hash.
    }
    ...

SUBROUTINES/METHODS ^

new

    Instantiates the base object. Note that the following parameters are
    currently supported:

auto_update [0,1] (Optional)

    Tells Data::OFAC whether you desire to update the database. It will check a
    table in SQLite to determine the last update date/time and decide if
    checking for a new update is warranted. Note that the download is not
    particularly large, but the download and subsequent rebuild of the database
    could introduce a startup penalty that may be undesirable. (30 seconds on my
    quad core MBP) For long running processes, there is no present method for
    updating on the fly. Since I run this as part of a larger web service, my
    processes cycle frequently enough that I never have this problem. YMMV

    0 - disable
    1 - enable *default

auto_update_frequency [int] (Optional)

    Sets the desired delay between rechecks. Data::OFAC will recheck at each
    start if the auto_update property is set to 1.

    Default: 12 (hours)

database_file [string] (Optional)

    Sets the desired location to keep the database file. The default is your
    home directory in the ".ofac" directory.

    Default: $ENV{HOME}/.ofac/sdn.sqlite or $ENV{USERPROFILE}\.ofac\sdn.sqlite

checkString

Checks the specified string against all fields.

my $result = $ofac->checkString("String");

checkAddress

Checks the specified array against the address table. Note the Country must be spelled out I.E. Nigeria

my $result = $ofac->checkAddress("City, State, Province, Postal Code", "Country");

checkName

Checks the specified name against the SDN and ALT tables. Note that for the best match, supply an individual's name in "Lastname, Firstname" format. For corporations, supply in regular format.

AUTHOR ^

tyler hardison, <tyler at seraph-net.net>

BUGS ^

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-data-ofac at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Data-OFAC. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT ^

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Data::OFAC

You can also look for information at:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ^

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright 2013 Tyler Hardison.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the the Artistic License (2.0). You may obtain a copy of the full license at:

http://www.perlfoundation.org/artistic_license_2_0

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