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Parltrack – european initiative to improve the transparency of legislative processes

Parltrack is a european initiative to improve the transparency of legislative processes. It combines information on dossiers, representatives, vote results and committee agendas into a unique database and allows the tracking of dossiers using email and RSS. Most of the data presented is also available for further processing in JSON format. Using Parltrack it’s easy to see at a glance which dossiers are being handled by committees and MEPs. Parltrack currently monitors the European law-making using the data available from The data is being scraped from OEIL, EP plenary minutes, online MEP profiles and parliamentary committee agendas..Public servants stored in the parltrack datasets

  • The goal of Parltrack is to improve public access to legislative processes in the European Union. This allows journalists, academia and the general public to analyse documents related to legislative proposals, both current and past.
  • For this purpose Parltrack scrapes and indexes documents published on the websites of the European Union institutions, including the European Parliament.
  • Given the historic value of this information, Parltrack stores these documents for an indefinite period.
  • As far as this data are personal data, the basis for processing is the legitimate interest of European citizens in the transparency of the legislative processes of the European Union.
  • Parltrack publishes this data and although it is hosted within the European Economic Area, there are no blockades for visitors from outside the European Economic Area.
  • Parltrack stores and processes the data of public servants (such as commissioners, MEPs and their assistants) and possibly persons being subject to legislative initiatives in the EP.
  • Parltrack stores and process this data in the public interest for journalistic, historical and academic research purposes…”

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