The Brønnøysund Register Centre is a government body under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. We manage seventeen national registers on behalf of nine Ministries.
This includes, but is not limited to, the following registers:: Register of Business Enterprises, Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities, Register of Bankruptcies, Register of Company Accounts and Register of Mortgaged Movable Property.
The Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities (CCR) is an important national common component. The CCR was established in 1995 and represented one of the most important efficiency measures in public administration at that time. Basic data from several basic registers were collected, and a common identifier – organisation number – was established. The basic data in the register may be described as central basic information used by many, such as business name, address, type of organisation, activity/branch and various roles. The CCR contains basic data about various types of enterprises, sole proprietorship, companies, associations, municipalities and others. The CCR is a condition for registration in many other registers, such as the Value Added Tax Register, the Register of Business Enterprises, the Foundation Register and the Register of Bankruptcies.
Role information from the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities forms the basis for access control in the Altinn portal. Altinn is an internet portal for digital dialogue between businesses, private individuals and public agencies. Altinn is also a technical platform that government bodies can use to develop digital services.
BRC will mainly participate on WP3. European Self Sovereign Identity Framework (ESSIF) specifications and building blocks.