Opener was developed to its current version through the Anti-Corruption Challenge Incubator, held by the International Monetary Fund in 2019-2020.
This is a demo version. All of your suggestions and comments are highly welcome! Write to us via firstname.lastname@example.org. Find more information and communicate with us on GitHub.
Opener is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or any later version. For the full copy of the GNU Affero General Public License see: http://www.gnu.org/licenses
Our datasets come from verified public sources.
- Public procurements from the Estonian Public Procurement Register.
- Company ownership of buyers and sellers from the Estonian Business Register.
- Political party memberships from the Estonian Business Register.
- List of donations to political parties from the Political Parties Financing Surveillance Committee.
- Public procurements from Opentender
- Company ownership of buyers and sellers from the Latvian Business Register.
This platform only uses a selection of indicators in order to assess the integrity of public procurements and gives a wide range of possibilities to create your own filters that can serve as indicators. Integrity indicators that are referred to on the page of each tender rely on peer-reviewed research conducted within the DigiWhist project that are now used in OpenTender.eu. See more from their comprehensive review of objective corruption proxies in public procurement article.
For more information on red flags in public procurement, we recommend the resources made available by the Open Contracting Partnership.
Some examples of web tools that assess the integrity of public procurement elsewhere:
This platform does not propose to reveal corruption, but cross-matches publicly available datasets for the purpose of increasing transparency in how public finances are used.
None of the project partners are responsible for the use which might be made of the information published on this website.
- Data Controller – MTÜ Korruptsioonivaba Eesti (reg. nr. 80246815, e-mail: email@example.com)
- Business Directory – web environment at www.opener.ee.
- Data Subject – identified or identifiable natural person.
- Personal Data – information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
- GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
Personal Data processing
- Data Controller does not collect the data used in the web environment but relies on publicly available data that is published by state institutions. Opener focuses on data related to public procurement, legal entities that are connected to public tenders, and donations to political parties, regulated by the Political Parties Act.
- Data Controller collects, processes and distributes the names and dates of birth of representatives of legal entities and sole proprietors. Birth dates are important for distinguishing persons with the same or similar names. Personal codes are not distributed in order to comply with the principle of minimality. The source of the named data is the Business Register of the Republic of Estonia and in accordance with section 28 (1) of the Commercial Code of the Republic of Estonia this data is public.
- Data Subjects are not informed about the processing of Personal Data, since the contact details of Data Subjects are not collected or processed. The collection of contact data of Data. Subjects is logically and technically impossible, and also does not outweigh the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of Data Subjects.
- Personal Data is not profiled.
Purpose of processing Personal Data
- The main objective of Opener is to promote transparency in using public funds, to detect and prevent corruption in public procurement by providing the public with a free and impartial overview of public procurement, company ownership and donations to political parties.
- When assessing the state of legal entities and sole proprietors, one of the key indicators are their representatives, since they organize the work of a legal entity or sole proprietor, make important decisions and are responsible for the latter, sign contracts and form relationships with employees, clients, partners and the state.
- The early relationships of representatives with other legal entities provide an extremely strong assessment of the reliability and stability of the legal entity or sole proprietor represented at the moment.
- Donations to political parties is extremely important for detecting potential conflicts of interest between awarding of a contracting in exchange of making a financial contribution to a political party.
- Political party membership is extremely important for detecting collusion based on party affiliations between representatives of contracting authorities and bidders, as membership of management or supervisory body can be used for influence peddling.
Legal basis for processing Personal Data
- Personal Data is processed on the basis of Art 6 Paragraph 1 Clause f of the GDPR.
Rights of the Data Subject
- The Data Subject has the right to receive information about his Personal Data and gain access to it, as well as to request the correction of his Personal Data.
- The Data Subject has the right to request the deletion of Personal Data if the processing of Personal Data has no legal basis.
- The Data Subject has the right to file claims to the Data Controller.
- The Data Subject has the right to file claims to the competent supervisory authority - Data Protection Inspectorate Andmekaitse Inspektsioon, registry code 70004235, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).