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Explore requests from July to December 2015

Request: We received a request from the Swiss Attorney General to remove a film about the Syrian Revolution from YouTube because it allegedly supports "a prohibited organization in its criminal activities through the use of propaganda (Art. 2 of the Fed Act)".

Outcome: We did not remove the videos.

Removal requests from July to December 2015

Examples of requests that we encounter

Total removal requests received: 3

Total items requested for removal: 4

Compliance rates in July to December 2015


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

Reasons for removals in July to December 2015

Reason % Total Removal Requests
Defamation 67% 2
National Security 33% 1

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