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Explore requests from January to June 2015

Request: We received a court order to remove 106 URLs from Google Search and 30 Blogger URLs that were news reports about an operation involving the plaintiff, a male chief of police, who illegally searched a woman. In Brazil, women are to be searched only by female police.

Outcome: We delisted the URLs from and removed the blog posts from the domain. The case was dismissed with prejudice and we reinstated the URLs to Search results and Blogger.

Removal requests from January to June 2015

Examples of requests that we encounter

Total removal requests received: 286

Total items requested for removal: 2018

Compliance rates in January to June 2015


Google’s compliance rate for requests which include a court order: 54%

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: 29%

Reasons for removals in January to June 2015

Reason % Total Removal Requests
Defamation 50% 142
Privacy and Security 31% 88
Government Criticism 4% 11
Adult Content 3% 9
Reason Unspecified 3% 8
Other 3% 8
Obscenity/Nudity 2% 5
Copyright 1% 4
Trademark 1% 4
Impersonation 1% 2
Electoral Law 1% 2
Suicide Promotion 0% 1
Drug Abuse 0% 1
Religious Offense 0% 1

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