Requests by the numbers
Explore requests from July to December 2013
Request: We received a request accompanying a third-party court order by a CEO of a credit company who requested we remove 333 search results for articles that suggested he was engaged in fraudulent business dealings.
Outcome: We did not remove content in response to the request as the court order was irrelevant to the content in question.
Request: We received a third-party court order forwarded by a Tampa pharmacist asking us to remove two news articles from search results relating to his arrest for sexual solicitation of a minor over the internet pursuant to the court order.
Outcome: We did not remove content in response to the order.
Request: We received a request from the Georgia Department of Corrections to remove a YouTube video depicting alleged abuse of inmates. The department requested the video be removed due to its violent nature.
Outcome: We did not remove content in response to this request as the video did not violate YouTube Community Guidelines.
Removal requests from July to December 2013
Total removal requests received: 481
Total items requested for removal: 3667
Compliance rates in July to December 2013
Google’s compliance rate for requests which include a court order: 51%
Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 23%
Reasons for removals in July to December 2013
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Breakdown of all of the requests we received during the reporting period.