Removal requests by country

Compliance from July to December 2013

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 2

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Afghanistan

Total removal requests received: 27

Items named for removal: 265

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 57%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 75%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 70%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 26%

Argentina

Total removal requests received: 19

Items named for removal: 20

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 50%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 78%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 42%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 21%

Australia

Total removal requests received: 4

Items named for removal: 8

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 50%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Austria

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 3

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Bangladesh

Total removal requests received: 8

Items named for removal: 16

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 67%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 80%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 38%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 38%

Belgium

Total removal requests received: 388

Items named for removal: 3562

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 60%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 73%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 62%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 15%

Brazil

Total removal requests received: 27

Items named for removal: 67

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 47%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 75%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 59%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 4%

Canada

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 5

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Chile

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 103

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 100%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 67%

China

Total removal requests received: 4

Items named for removal: 7

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 100%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 75%

Colombia

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 3

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 50%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Cook Islands

Total removal requests received: 4

Items named for removal: 5

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 100%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 25%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 25%

Denmark

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 7

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 50%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 50%

Ecuador

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 4

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 100%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 33%

Finland

Total removal requests received: 88

Items named for removal: 213

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 48%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 92%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 73%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 6%

France

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Georgia

Total removal requests received: 164

Items named for removal: 858

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 52%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 71%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 55%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 12%

Germany

Total removal requests received: 6

Items named for removal: 22

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 67%

Greece

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 100%

Guatemala

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 3

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 100%

Hong Kong

Total removal requests received: 154

Items named for removal: 540

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 48%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 85%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 24%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 11%

India

Total removal requests received: 4

Items named for removal: 10

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 100%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 75%

Indonesia

Total removal requests received: 4

Items named for removal: 9

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 75%

Ireland

Total removal requests received: 19

Items named for removal: 64

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 50%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 16%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 79%

Israel

Total removal requests received: 65

Items named for removal: 1200

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 35%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 55%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 77%

Italy

Total removal requests received: 41

Items named for removal: 590

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 34%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 41%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 10%

Japan

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Kazakhstan

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 100%

Macedonia [FYROM]

Total removal requests received: 7

Items named for removal: 36

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 71%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 14%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 29%

Malaysia

Total removal requests received: 6

Items named for removal: 6

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 80%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Mexico

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 30

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 100%

Monaco

Total removal requests received: 12

Items named for removal: 30

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 67%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 83%

Netherlands

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 2

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

New Zealand

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 3

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 50%

Nigeria

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 20

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 50%

Norway

Total removal requests received: 4

Items named for removal: 5

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 100%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 67%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 50%

Pakistan

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Panama

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 3

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 67%

Peru

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 20

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Philippines

Total removal requests received: 4

Items named for removal: 6

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 25%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 50%

Poland

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 2

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Portugal

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Qatar

Total removal requests received: 8

Items named for removal: 14

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 100%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Romania

Total removal requests received: 324

Items named for removal: 338

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 32%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 1%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 1%

Russia

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 100%

Saudi Arabia

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 2

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Serbia

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 6

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 100%

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 33%

Singapore

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 3

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Slovakia

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Slovenia

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 33

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

South Africa

Total removal requests received: 48

Items named for removal: 132

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 50%

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 2%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 90%

South Korea

Total removal requests received: 68

Items named for removal: 130

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 78%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 88%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 19%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 43%

Spain

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Sri Lanka

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 2

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 50%

Sweden

Total removal requests received: 9

Items named for removal: 16

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 33%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 89%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 11%

Switzerland

Total removal requests received: 14

Items named for removal: 33

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 50%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 92%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 43%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 7%

Taiwan

Total removal requests received: 11

Items named for removal: 322

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 82%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 18%

Thailand

Total removal requests received: 895

Items named for removal: 1803

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 66%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 91%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 19%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 3%

Turkey

Total removal requests received: 7

Items named for removal: 8

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 14%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 86%

Ukraine

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 3

United Arab Emirates

Total removal requests received: 132

Items named for removal: 366

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 58%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 79%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 22%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 21%

United Kingdom

Total removal requests received: 481

Items named for removal: 3667

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 50%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 89%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 68%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 14%

United States

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Venezuela