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Denmark: Datatilsynet expands guidance on right to erasure from search engines

The Danish data protection authority (Datatilsynet) announced, on July 13, 2023, that it had expanded its existing guidance on the right to erasure in regard to search engines. In particular, the Datatilsynet noted that it often receives inquiries from citizens who are in doubt as to whether they have the right to have their information deleted from search engines and how they should exercise such a right.

Further to this, the guidance explains that data subjects have the right to have a search engine remove (i.e., de-index) a search result when one of the conditions under Article 17(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies. However, the guidance also notes exceptions to the right and provides an explanation as to the extent of the de-indexing.

You can read the announcement here and the guidance here, both only available in Danish.