Since the 25th of May 2018, the Internal Market Information System (IMI) has been the IT platform that ensures the proper implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Under the GDPR, the supervisory authorities (SA) of the Member States can closely cooperate to ensure consistent protection of individuals’ data protection rights throughout the European Union.
Now, more than ever, assisting each other and coordinating decision-making in cross-border data protection cases is of paramount importance. In addition, the European Data Protection Board will issue opinions and take binding decisions towards national data protection authorities to arbitrate different positions on cross border cases.
Such a high degree of administrative cooperation across Europe will now go through IMI.
Data protection has always been one of the
main concerns of IMI: the “Privacy by
design” principle, in fact, has been applied
to IMI from the start, since 2008.
This year, apart from celebrating the 10th anniversary of IMI, we are therefore also celebrating the successful launch of the data protection modules in the IMI system.
With IMI, supervisory authorities will be able to:
IMI and GDPR: facts and figures
Only registered users can access the Internal Market Information System (IMI).
If you are new to IMI and you want to familiarise yourself with the system, you can use our training system.
To do so, you first need to register.
Your registration request has to be approved by a national IMI coordinator. Only competent authorities can request registration in IMI.