Company Register 67% open

Finland

What data is expected?

List of registered (limited liability) companies. The submissions in this data category do not need to include detailed financial data such as balance sheet, etc. Open data from company registers may be used for many ends: e.g. enabling customers and businesses to see with whom they deal, or to see where a company has registered offices. This definition draws on the work of OpenCorporates.

  • Name of company
  • Company address
  • Unique identifier of the company
  • Register available for entire country

How open is the data?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 2

Data format

JSON

Data Location

  • http://avoindata.prh.fi/index_en.html - This website contains open data published by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH)
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced Yes
    Downloadable at once No
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available No The data are available through a search mask and it is necessary to know the name or business ID of an entity in order to find it.
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format JSON
    findable 3
    findable_steps Google
    licence_url http://avoindata.prh.fi/index_en.html
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 2
    collector_name Finnish Patent and Registration Office
    Controlled access Yes
    characteristics Name of company, Company address, Unique identifier of the company, Register available for entire country
    location http://avoindata.prh.fi/index_en.html - This website contains open data published by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH), -

    Reviewer comments

    Your submission is valid. Thank you very much for contributing to the Global Open Data Index. Open data are published by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license and the Public Administration Recommendations (JHS recommendations) are applied to the material. All 4 required characteristics were found online: Finland's companies' names, addresses and unique identifiers are included in a machine-readable format, and are free of charge and freely available (http://avoindata.prh.fi/index_en.html). The data are updated once a day and can be accessed over HTTP, and Javascript Object Notation (JSON) is used for transmitting the data. However, the data are available through a search mask and it is necessary to know the name or business ID of an entity in order to find it. Basic company information including business ID and address can also be searched for directly on the Finnish Patent and Registration Office's website for free (https://virre.prh.fi/novus/companySearch). However, this time the data are in HTML format and are still available through a search mask so again, it is necessary to know the name or business ID of an entity in order to find it. Accessing more detailed information requires payment.

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    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Evangelia Kampouri
    Submitters   Mika Honkanen
    Last modified   Thu Nov 10 2016 15:54:40 GMT+0000 (UTC)