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Requests by the numbers

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Removal requests from July to December 2013

Examples of requests that we encounter

Total removal requests received: 9

Total items requested for removal: 16

Compliance rates in July to December 2013


Google’s compliance rate for requests which include a court order: 67%

Note that frequently court orders included with requests do not compel Google to take any action. Rather, they often result from a dispute with a third party and are submitted by the requesting user as evidence to support their claim that we should remove the content.

Reasons for removals in July to December 2013

Reason % Total Removals
Defamation 89% 8
Privacy and Security 11% 1

Breakdown of all of the requests we received during the reporting period.