Company Register 17% open


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): 3

Data format


Data Location

  • - General Commercial Registry
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No No general disclaimers of public domain status were found.
    Downloadable at once No One can only search and view individual entities at a time.
    Up-to-date No
    Publicly available No Data are available through a search mask and it is necessary to know the name of an entity in order to find it.
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format HTML
    findable 2
    findable_steps A Google search for "greek company register" lead to the General Electronic Commercial Registry page and, after some searching on the Greek section of the page (the English section is less detailed), found a page ( that directed me to "Search Corporate Public Data" (GEMI Publicity)(
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 3
    collector_name General Secretariat for Commerce, Ministry of Development
    Controlled access Yes
    characteristics Name of company, Unique identifier of the company, Register available for entire country
    location - General Commercial Registry

    Reviewer comments

    Not all 4 required characteristics were found online. More specifically, although the register is available for the entire country, the General Commercial Registry page ( only offers a company's name and registry number and not the address. Hence the original submission, which stated that all 4 required characteristics were available online, was rejected. Also, the original submission did not provide a Source URL where the data could be found. Lastly, the original submission stated that the data are available online without the need to register or request access to the data. In reality, data are available through a search mask and it is necessary to know the name of an entity in order to find it. Hence, only one entity can be searched and viewed/downloaded at a time and the dataset is not downloadable at once.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Evangelia Kampouri
    Submitters   Evangelia Kampouri
    Last modified   Wed Feb 08 2017 19:08:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)