The datasets published by the project are made available in multiple formats, suitable for different purposes.
If you would like to discuss a custom export format for OpenSanctions that is more suitable to your needs, please get in touch.
Bulk data exports are generated in periodic intervals (every 6-8 hours) by OpenSanctions. The timestamp of the last export (and detailed metadata about the contained datasets) can be found in the metadata index (field
Polling this file in regular intervals (e.g. every 30 minutes) is the best practice method for finding out if updated data has been released.