Removal requests by country

Compliance from January to June 2014

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 5

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

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 33%

Afghanistan

Total removal requests received: 23

Items named for removal: 110

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 71%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 52%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 39%

Argentina

Total removal requests received: 30

Items named for removal: 88

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 17%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 44%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 43%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 13%

Australia

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 25

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 33%

Bangladesh

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Belarus

Total removal requests received: 6

Items named for removal: 9

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 17%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 50%

Belgium

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 2

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 100%

Bolivia

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 5

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Total removal requests received: 342

Items named for removal: 1244

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 73%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 23%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 58%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 18%

Brazil

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 6

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Bulgaria

Total removal requests received: 32

Items named for removal: 98

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 43%

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 44%

Canada

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Chile

Total removal requests received: 23

Items named for removal: 258

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 70%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 9%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 4%

China

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 12

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 67%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 33%

Colombia

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 4

Dominican Republic

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 100%

Ecuador

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 38

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 privacy or security: 67%

Egypt

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 9

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

El Salvador

Total removal requests received: 109

Items named for removal: 902

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 63%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 7%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 66%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 6%

France

Total removal requests received: 151

Items named for removal: 584

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 76%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 37%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 56%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 13%

Germany

Total removal requests received: 12

Items named for removal: 61

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

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 83%

Greece

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Guatemala

Total removal requests received: 4

Items named for removal: 13

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 25%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 25%

Hong Kong

Total removal requests received: 295

Items named for removal: 535

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 11%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 8%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 33%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 5%

India

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 2

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 50%

Indonesia

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 2

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Ireland

Total removal requests received: 35

Items named for removal: 90

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 27%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 9%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 80%

Israel

Total removal requests received: 95

Items named for removal: 3888

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 76%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 19%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 77%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 9%

Italy

Total removal requests received: 38

Items named for removal: 149

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 70%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 13%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 84%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 11%

Japan

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%

Malaysia

Total removal requests received: 10

Items named for removal: 13

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 13%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 60%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 20%

Mexico

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%

Monaco

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 2

Mongolia

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 6

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 50%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 50%

Morocco

Total removal requests received: 24

Items named for removal: 119

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 63%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 79%

Netherlands

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 2

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

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 50%

New Zealand

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Nigeria

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 2

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Pakistan

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Panama

Total removal requests received: 5

Items named for removal: 12

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 60%

Peru

Total removal requests received: 7

Items named for removal: 20

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 17%

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 43%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 57%

Poland

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 21

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 50%

Portugal

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 11

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 100%

Romania

Total removal requests received: 745

Items named for removal: 805

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 76%

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 1%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 0%

Russia

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 2

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 100%

San Marino

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 3

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 50%

Singapore

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 3

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 50%

South Africa

Total removal requests received: 81

Items named for removal: 1885

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 83%

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 14%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 14%

South Korea

Total removal requests received: 46

Items named for removal: 79

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 37%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 26%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 33%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 11%

Spain

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Sri Lanka

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 81

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

Sweden

Total removal requests received: 14

Items named for removal: 402

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 75%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 93%

Switzerland

Total removal requests received: 10

Items named for removal: 27

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

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 13%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 50%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 10%

Taiwan

Total removal requests received: 18

Items named for removal: 73

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 56%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 6%

Thailand

Total removal requests received: 487

Items named for removal: 2284

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 38%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 30%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 31%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 15%

Turkey

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 14

Ukraine

Total removal requests received: 13

Items named for removal: 23

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

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

United Arab Emirates

Total removal requests received: 89

Items named for removal: 322

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 61%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 45%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 24%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 22%

United Kingdom

Total removal requests received: 525

Items named for removal: 5799

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 53%

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 69%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 10%

United States

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 14

Uruguay

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

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

Vatican City

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Venezuela

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Vietnam