Requests by the numbers
Explore requests from January to June 2014
Request: We received a request from a public prosecutor asking us to remove a blog post about a judge involved in a corruption scheme.
Outcome: We did not remove the content, based on Marco Civil's disposition that a court order would be needed.
Request: We received a court order to remove content from Blogger and Web Search publishing comments criticizing a mayor.
Outcome: We removed 4 blog posts from blogspot.com.br and google.com.br after losing our appeal.
Request: We received a court order to remove an entire blog pointing out problems and opinions related to the government administration of a Brazilian city.
Outcome: We tried to narrow the order down, and locally blocked 25 specific posts mentioned in the complaint, however, we did not succeed and eventually had to block the entire blog in Brazil.
Removal requests from January to June 2014
Total removal requests received: 342
Total items requested for removal: 1244
Compliance rates in January to June 2014
Google’s compliance rate for requests which include a court order: 73%
Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 23%
Reasons for removals in January to June 2014
|Reason||%||Total Removal Requests|
|Privacy and Security||18%||63|
Breakdown of all of the requests we received during the reporting period.