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Requests by the numbers

Many of our requests come from the Korean Internet & Security Agency. This organization requests removal of search results that contain RRNs, which are personal identification numbers assigned by the Korean government.

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Removal requests from July to December 2013

Examples of requests that we encounter

Total removal requests received: 48

Total items requested for removal: 132

Compliance rates in July to December 2013


Google’s compliance rate for requests which include a court order: 50%

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.

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 50%

Reasons for removals in July to December 2013

Reason % Total Removals
Privacy and Security 90% 43
Other 4% 2
Defamation 2% 1
Adult Content 2% 1
Reason Unspecified 2% 1

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