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Renewed call for Open Company Registers: a Response to OpenLux

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.

Open Contracting

Each year, the central government spends €12.0 billion of public money on the purchase of goods, services and products through public tenders. Examples of these purchases … Read more

Dutch court decision: no ban on UBO register

(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.

Team

Serv Wiemers (e-mail) is Open State’s executive director. Serv believes in a strong democracy through open communication and information. Previously he was, among other things, director of The … Read more


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