Internal Market Information System (IMI)

The Internal Market Information System (IMI) is the European Commission's online tool that enables national, regional and local authorities in the EU to communicate with authorities in other EU and EEA countries.

The overall purpose of the Internal Market Information System (IMI) is to facilitate the cross-border cooperation of European authorities under a given EU legislation.

The IMI online tool has been developed with built-in data protection (privacy by design). This means that only the competent authorities involved in the case are able to see the relevant personal data in IMI. Furthermore, all personal data is automatically blocked from the system 6 months after the case is closed in IMI and deleted after 3 years.

Your rights as registered in IMI

If personal data about you is processed in IMI, you could have several rights, including the right to access, correct and delete your data.

If you wish to exercise your rights, you must first contact the relevant IMI actor, i.e. the competent Danish authority responsible for the registration of your personal data in IMI.

The Danish Data Protection Agency is also a user of IMI, so you have the right to contact the Danish Data Protection Agency regarding your personal data in IMI, of which the Danish Data Protection Agency is responsible for the registration.

You can contact the Danish Data Protection Agency if you wish to:

  • know what data about you is being processed in IMI (right of information)
  • exercise your right to have inaccurate or incomplete personal data corrected
  • exercise your right to have unlawfully processed personal data deleted

Supervision of IMI

The Danish Data Protection Agency is the supervisory authority in relation to the processing of personal data in the Danish part of the IMI system. This means that the Danish Data Protection Agency supervises the Danish IMI actors' processing of personal data. The Danish Business Authority is the IMI coordinator in Denmark.

At EU level, the Danish Data Protection Agency participates in the Coordination Group for the supervision of the IMI system.

If you want to complain to the Danish Data Protection Agency

You may complain to the Danish Data Protection Agency if you have already been in contact with the IMI actor and you are dissatisfied with its decision.

There are no formal requirements for complaining to the Danish Data Protection Agency, but we recommend you to provide us with the following information:

  • a description of what you want to complain about
  • a copy of the decision or response you have received from the competent Danish authority (IMI actor)
  • any other material that you believe is relevant to your complaint

Read how to complain to the Danish Data Protection Agency

If you complain to the Danish Data Protection Agency about the processing of / access to your data in IMI before you have contacted the relevant IMI actor, i.e. the competent Danish authority responsible for the registration of your personal data in IMI, the Danish Data Protection Agency will forward your complaint to the relevant IMI actor.

In which contexts is IMI used

The IMI system is regulated by the IMI Regulation, and supplemented by the sector-specific legislation.

The scope of IMI is set out in an annex to the Regulation as well as in the adoption of implementing acts by the Commission.