Removal requests by country

Compliance from July to December 2014

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 2

Afghanistan

Total removal requests received: 20

Items named for removal: 722

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 55%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 30%

Argentina

Total removal requests received: 28

Items named for removal: 50

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

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 38%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 39%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 29%

Australia

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 3

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 33%

Austria

Total removal requests received: 6

Items named for removal: 28

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 17%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 67%

Belgium

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 3

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Bolivia

Total removal requests received: 527

Items named for removal: 2306

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 59%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 38%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 50%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 18%

Brazil

Total removal requests received: 48

Items named for removal: 203

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

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 31%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 15%

Canada

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 2

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Chile

Total removal requests received: 5

Items named for removal: 46

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

China

Total removal requests received: 7

Items named for removal: 298

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 25%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 43%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 14%

Colombia

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 15

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Croatia

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Czech Republic

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 defamation: 50%

Denmark

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Dominican Republic

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 3

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 33%

Ecuador

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Egypt

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

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

Finland

Total removal requests received: 167

Items named for removal: 2925

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 97%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 38%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 8%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 87%

France

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Georgia

Total removal requests received: 36

Items named for removal: 95

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 54%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 74%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 31%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 14%

Germany

Total removal requests received: 5

Items named for removal: 44

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

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 60%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 40%

Greece

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 17

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

Guatemala

Total removal requests received: 5

Items named for removal: 24

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 40%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 20%

Hong Kong

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 2

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

Hungary

Total removal requests received: 253

Items named for removal: 624

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 25%

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 20%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 4%

India

Total removal requests received: 7

Items named for removal: 71

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 86%

Indonesia

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 13

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Ireland

Total removal requests received: 52

Items named for removal: 168

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 42%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 57%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 23%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 73%

Israel

Total removal requests received: 67

Items named for removal: 1399

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 89%

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 75%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 16%

Italy

Total removal requests received: 74

Items named for removal: 1181

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

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 78%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 5%

Japan

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Kazakhstan

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 2

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 50%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 50%

Lithuania

Total removal requests received: 15

Items named for removal: 18

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 27%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 33%

Mexico

Total removal requests received: 4

Items named for removal: 14

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 25%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 25%

Mongolia

Total removal requests received: 6

Items named for removal: 12

Montenegro

Total removal requests received: 6

Items named for removal: 11

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 40%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Netherlands

Total removal requests received: 9

Items named for removal: 18

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

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 78%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 11%

New Zealand

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 8

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

Oman

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Pakistan

Total removal requests received: 4

Items named for removal: 4

Panama

Total removal requests received: 5

Items named for removal: 6

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Peru

Total removal requests received: 4

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: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Philippines

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 4

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

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 33%

Poland

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%

Portugal

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 2

Qatar

Total removal requests received: 5

Items named for removal: 15

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 20%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 40%

Romania

Total removal requests received: 1031

Items named for removal: 1087

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

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 72%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 1%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 1%

Russia

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 6

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Serbia

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Slovakia

Total removal requests received: 4

Items named for removal: 21

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 50%

South Africa

Total removal requests received: 110

Items named for removal: 10701

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

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 3%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 21%

South Korea

Total removal requests received: 26

Items named for removal: 41

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

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 58%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 31%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 12%

Spain

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Sri Lanka

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 6

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 50%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 50%

Switzerland

Total removal requests received: 37

Items named for removal: 125

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 24%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 89%

Taiwan

Total removal requests received: 21

Items named for removal: 75

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 60%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 5%

Thailand

Total removal requests received: 370

Items named for removal: 1249

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 32%

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 56%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 19%

Turkey

Total removal requests received: 18

Items named for removal: 172

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 6%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 67%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 11%

Ukraine

Total removal requests received: 28

Items named for removal: 52

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 86%

United Arab Emirates

Total removal requests received: 60

Items named for removal: 167

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 32%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 34%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 33%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 17%

United Kingdom

Total removal requests received: 406

Items named for removal: 2030

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

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 60%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 73%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 5%

United States

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 13

Uruguay

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%

Venezuela

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 3

Vietnam