Het Duitse bedrijfsregister is openbaar gemaakt via Opencorporates.
OpenCorporates is met de gegevens van 167 miljoen bedrijven (maar ook sportclubs etc) uit heel de wereld de grootste openbare database op dit gebied.
Uit Persbericht OpenCorporates:
We’ve also been working with some of Germany’s leading journalists – sharing both the data and our expertise – and, as a result, they have today published a number of significant stories that show the importance of this data:
● The Owner Remains Secret by Süddeutsche Zeitung
● Who is behind which company? by NDR
● Who owns Hamburg? Rent under palm trees by CORRECTIV
OpenCorporates has also donated this data to Open Knowledge Deutschland, for them to make this available for all, under an open licence at offeneregister.de. This means that journalists, NGOs, investigators, civic activists, even businesses will be able download the data for free, to improve corporate transparency, investigate companies, and create a better business environment. ........