The owners of companies and the directors of them are often (though not always) individuals. Most countries make this information part of the official public record, to avoid fraud, corruption, and to ensure that companies aren’t able to avoid their responsibilities to the wider society.
There is also in virtually every country a requirement to provide an official address, not least to ensure that legal redress can be obtained. Where directors or companies choose to submit a residential address there is arguably a conflict between the right to know, the right to free speech and the right to privacy.
Where the balance is drawn between these potential conflicts is not always clear and varies from country to country. RegisterCorp shouldn’t seek to be an arbiter in this regard and we will defer to the official company register on what information is published about the individuals connected with companies, especially the owners and directors.
Should a company register or other public data source remove or redact information about a person connected with the company, because, for example, their personal safety is at risk, we will update the RegisterCorp record in a timely manner once we’ve been informed, and will institute a procedure for temporarily removing the information while this is being carried out (see Information on temporary redaction for details).
Where information in the public record clearly relates to minors, for example where there is a name and date of birth, RegisterCorp will restrict access to the record by allowing access only to logged in users (registration is free), and additionally adding a no-index tag to the page(s) concerned.