Majority Dutch parliament asks minister to investigate opening up trade register as open data

The Dutch parliament voted by an overwhelming majority today to back a resolution that asks economic affairs minister Henk Kamp to investigate turning the trade register into open data. The parliamentary resolution was tabled by MP Kees Verhoeven of D66.

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First five Dutch municipalities release meetings, agenda’s as open data

In the Netherlands a first step is made with open data of municipalities to better understand the functioning of local democracy. With releasing meetings, agenda’s and other documents of local municipalities as open data, five Dutch municipal councils make re-use of this data possible.

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Available data Dutch public broadcasting extended with thousands of items

The API of the Dutch Public Broadcasting is now extended with thousands of items, program information and subtitles of Schooltv. On 14 November, a hackathon takes place where developers and open data enthusiasts will work with data of the Dutch Public Broadcasting.

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Transparency healthcosts refused

The district court of Amsterdam ruled today that the Netherlands Health Authority could keep secret all information related to declared health costs and tarifs of health products. The court upheld the decision made by the Netherlands Health Authority in the FOIA request by Open State Foundation.

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