This statement, signed by 127 leading transparency, anti-corruption, journalist and open data organisations call upon the European Union Institutions and Member States: act now and open … Read more
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As the OpenLux scandal unfolds, leading transparency, anti-corruption and open data organisations today reiterated their call to the European Commission and national governments to open company registers with high quality data in order to prevent the corruption, fraud, tax evasion and organised crime that has once again come to light thanks to the work of investigative journalists.
On International Anti-Corruption Day 2020, 101 leading transparency, anti-corruption and open data organisations along with investigative journalists from across Europe have called on the European Commission and national governments to act to ensure that company registers, including ownership and corporate structure data, are freely accessible and published in open data format.
On Monday the 3rd of December the European Parliament talks about the revision of the Public Sector Information (PSI) Directive. This Directive promotes the release of … Read more
Recent research by the NOS shows that companies use data from the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KvK) to approach targeted self-employed on Facebook. Small entrepreneurs and … Read more
For an informed debate about a new Company Register Act, access to information about the costs of the company register, implemented by the Dutch Chamber of … Read more
In the Netherlands, unlike the countries around us, data from the company register is not freely accessible to everyone. Although the company register is a so-called … Read more
Last summer, minister of Economic Affairs changed the financial arrangements of the Dutch company register. This while a change in the Law on the Companyregister was … Read more
Today, one year after the announcement of Minister of Economic Affairs and the publication of an investigation to which he commissioned the Chamber of Commerce himself, … Read more
Just seven days before Dutch parliamentary elections and as a final attempt to block progress to open up the Dutch companies register, Minister Kamp (Economic Affairs) … Read more
Minister Kamp of Economic Affairs wants the Chamber of Commerce to publish a subset of the Dutch company register as open data. The minister of Economic … Read more
The costs the Dutch Chamber of Commerce makes to maintain and develop the Dutch company register are only half of the total expenses the Chamber of … Read more
With a FOIA request Open State Foundation has asked the Dutch Chamber of Commerce full access to financial information on the costs and benefits of the … Read more
(Nederlands) De Rechtbank van Den Haag heeft op donderdag 18 maart 2021 in de rechtszaak van Privacy First tegen de Nederlandse staat geoordeeld dat er geen verbod komt op het UBO-register. Privacy First had de rechter gevraagd de registratie van ‘ultimate beneficial owners’, de uiteindelijke belanghebbende van bedrijven te stoppen. Dit omdat het volgens deze organisatie een te grote inbreuk zou zijn op de persoonlijke levenssfeer van mensen.
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Netherlands raises unnecessary barriers to anti-corruption and money laundering register in the Netherlands
The Dutch proposed implementation of of the registry of Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBO) is needlessly restricted, ICTRecht concludes after analysing relevant legislation and a comparative analysis … Read more
The civil society members of Open Government Partnership’s Steering Committee have released a statement on COVID and its risks to open government. Focused on democratic values, … Read more
ILP Lab of the University of Amsterdam has performed a comparative study on the opennesses of the (proposed) implementation of UBO registries in The Netherlands, Denmark … Read more
We offer our expertise in the implementation period, and share three main points that the ministry should take into account when implementing the directive to Dutch … Read more
Despite a 2016 promise of the the former Dutch Health Care minister prices of hospital treatments are still not transparant. This is the reason that the … Read more
The revision of the new European Public Sector Information (PSI) Directive, on re-use of public sector information, will force European member states to make more data … Read more
Open State Foundation attended the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum (11-13 November). Governments, multilateral organisations, NGOs, companies, journalists and more gathered during the event … Read more
For the first time insight can be gained as to which countries profit the most from multilateral organizations like the United Nations, NATO and the World … Read more
Tom Kunzler has been appointed as interim director of digital transparency organization Open State Foundation. The appointment is effective on July 1, after Arjan El Fassed … Read more
The lack of a modern digital Dutch Chamber of Commerce costs governments and businesses is a source of high costs and complications and restricts access to … Read more
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Open State Foundation will take to court a decision by the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) in which it denies a request by … Read more
This Tuesday at 10 o’clock is the start of an appeal at the Council of Stat against the refusal of the Dutch Health Authority (NZA) to … Read more
Despite the recommendation of the Committee on the Future Government Communication in 2001 to publish FOIA decisions online, only few governments in the Netherlands structurally do … Read more
The relationship between privacy and transparency is complex. Privacy is often wrongly used by governments to prevent transparency. This is a problem because without access to … Read more
From today the Dutch Data Protection Authority started to publish its Notification Registry as open data. On June 9, Open State Foundation did a request for … Read more
Internal emails from the Dutch Chamber of Commerce show that the Chamber of Commerce itself has been specifically asked to do research on the publication of … Read more
A register of corporate ownership that is accessible to all would help combat crime. But the Dutch proposal – a registry behind a paywall and limited … Read more
In November 2015, the Dutch parliament voted by an overwhelming majority to back a resolution that asks economic affairs minister Henk Kamp to investigate an open companies register. In a blogpost we described five tips for the government’s researchers to take into account.
Today, Twitter agreed to restore Politwoops access to its API. An agreement has been reached with Twitter that allows Open State Foundation to publish deleted tweets … Read more
The Dutch parliament voted by an overwhelming majority today to back a resolution that asks economic affairs minister Henk Kamp to investigate turning the trade register … Read more
‘We have a responsibility to continue to power organizations who want to bring transparency like Politwoops,’ said Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, at the company’s second … Read more
In a letter to the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Open State Foundation calls on the government to open the trade and companies register. It also … Read more
The app Vooruitzicht won the Challenge School and Future. Ties de Kock received the 6000-euro price from the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Jet … Read more
All across the world governments are releasing increasingly more open data. Developers still end up frustrated putting open data to proper use.