Parltrack is a tool for civil society to improve its efficiency in positively influencing global policy. Initially Parltrack was created to gather information during the campaign on ACTA. Data provided by Parltrack allowed the campaigners to approach the issue more efficiently.
The most important feature of Parltrack is the aggregated presentation. Data such as the list of legislative dossiers a MEP took responsibility for or a list of all amendments a MEP authored is not easily available on the EU websites. On Parltrack this data-mined information allows the concerned citizen to assess the topics and positions the scrutinized MEPs are most active with.
The data available from Parltrack, provides with interesting data-mining prospects. This data allows for new insights, which were previously difficult to prepare. For example by matching the names in the titles of the dossiers regarding parliamentary immunity with the names of the MEPs, Parltrack presents an up to date dashboard on all immunity procedures against MEPs. Many useful possibilities exist for further data-mining, for example forecasting of upcoming events, based on historical averages and alerts on deviations.