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Explore requests from July to December 2014

Request: We received a request from an Irish politician to delist reputable news articles from Google Search based on defamatory content claims. The content was not about the politician; rather, it concerned a convicted murderer who shared the same name.

Outcome: We did not delist the articles for reasons of public interest.

Removal requests from July to December 2014

Examples of requests that we encounter

Total removal requests received: 3

Total items requested for removal: 13

Compliance rates in July to December 2014


Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 33%

Reasons for removals in July to December 2014

Reason % Total Removal Requests
Defamation 100% 3

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