Open data about one million entities
The Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities contains information about the private sector, voluntary organisations and public agencies that is registered in various public registers. Sole proprietorships and limited liability companies account for about 80% of the entities.
The following was made available
The data set from the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities contained the following elements:
- organisation number
- form of incorporation
- information about whether the entity is registered in the Register of Business Enterprises
Even more open data have been made available since then. This means that users can both save money and increase their value creation.
Information from the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities has long been available through search services on the Brønnøysund Register Centre website. It has also been possible to gain access to overviews from the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities, but in return for a fee.
The overview that was made available through the data hotel was an excerpt that the Brønnøysund Register Centre could make available without coming into conflict with the rules concerning fees or the principle that services must pay their own costs.
Among other things, the data set from the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities provides an overview of the links between organisation number, name and form of incorporation for almost 950,000 registered entities.
Looking forward to seeing how the data are used
'We envisage that this information can be used to update addresses in databases, to produce lists of business owners in a geographical area or for the advance completion of information in connection with online orders. But we are looking forward to seeing what the users of open data will get out of the data set,' said Director General Erik Fossum.
'We are aware that the data set does not contain all the data that potential users might want, but, as part of the work on making open public data available, we felt it was important to make what we could available.'
'This is a start. Based on the use of the data set and the feedback we get, we will look again at the possibilities,' said Fossum.
The data set from the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities is available at data.norge.no (in Norwegian only).
About Difi's data hotel (in Norwegian only).