In an interim injunction proceeding between Mesdag Zuivelfonds, Stichting Stikstofclaim and RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment , the court has ruled that RIVM must decide on the availability and disclosure of data before 1 January 2020.
RIVM wants to be open and transparent within the possibilities offered by the law and was already determining the scope for sharing the requested data. These data relate to detailed information about the emissions of companies so that external parties can reproduce RIVM's calculations. RIVM practices good data management and stewardship. We therefore handle the data of external parties with care and carefully assess the scope for sharing the requested data. The court has now provided RIVM with the leeway to consider this.
RIVM will take a final decision on the publication and availability of these data by 31 December 2019 at the latest.