Company register - can a search interface be considered a list?

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#1

Company register is defined as List of registered (limited liability) companies. In Czech Rep and I believe in many other countries, this data is available through a HTML search interface. You can query for names of companies or owners and get data bit by bit. Or scrape. I would rate this as available but not in bulk.

But in the last index, i see very similar cases (e.g. Slovakia) submitted and reviewed as not available.
http://index.okfn.org/place/slovakia/companies/

So i just wanted to double check before submitting:
Does company data which has to be queried for qualify as a list for this dataset?


#2

this is Czech company register i was refering to: https://or.justice.cz/ias/ui/rejstrik-$firma


#3

Even if it’s not a list, but a mere search interface protected by captcha, it qualifies to be scored.
The main criterias are:

  1. It is an official company register published by government
  2. It is available online
  3. It contains at least the following fields: identifier, name, address

#4

@dannylammerhirt I think this is kind of a methodology question you can help answer


#5

If it can only be queried by the official registry number, and not by name or other more recognizable criteria (that is the case of Brazil), I don’t think it qualifies as available.

For comparison, that is the criteria considered by the Open Company Data Index Methodology.


#6

Thanks! It does conform to all points. I principally agree with you but saw different approaches in GODI 2015, so i just wanted to doublecheck :slight_smile:


#7

It can be queried also by name of the company or owners. So, I think this data qualifies, even though it is not a list per se. Thank you!