Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Which EEA national authorities have RSS feeds?

In a previous post I explored how RSS can be useful to regulatory professionals. However, this is only as useful as the availability of RSS feeds. Although it is clear that not all regulatory authorities provide RSS feeds, it is interesting to note that most national authorities in the EEA do publish them. For this reason, I thought it would be helpful to share those news feeds which I have found on authority web sites in the EEA.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Readers come and go but RSS remains

This week has seen one RSS reader disappear and an announcement that another one will disappear later in the year. Firstly, LinkedIn have announced that the inclusion of RSS feeds in their Groups has been discontinued. This became effective on 15 March 2013. Also this week, Google have announced they are shutting down Google Reader. This will be effective from 1 July 2013.

Despite these shifting sands in the tools available to read the RSS news feeds, such as those of the regulatory agencies, the RSS standard is here to stay and there are many other good tools which can be used to read and digest these vital sources of regulatory information.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

How RSS news feeds benefit regulatory intelligence

It is crucial to successful regulatory intelligence to be able keep track of the changes which are published, often daily, by the regulatory agencies. The volume of available data published by them is growing day by day as the medium is embraced more and more for the effective dissemination of the latest regulatory requirements and expectations. With recent transparency initiatives, the volume of changing information is increasing further.

In my article last year in TOPRA’s Regulatory Rapporteur, entitled The World Wide Web as the ultimate regulatory intelligence database, I discussed various data formats which are used on the World Wide Web, many of which are useful to regulatory professionals.