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Requests by the numbers

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Removal requests from January to June 2015

Examples of requests that we encounter

Total removal requests received: 157

Total items requested for removal: 9589

Compliance rates in January to June 2015

 

Google’s compliance rate for requests which include a court order: 95%

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: 50%

Reasons for removals in January to June 2015

Reason % Total Removal Requests
Privacy and Security 66% 104
Defamation 19% 30
Copyright 5% 8
Bullying/Harassment 3% 4
Reason Unspecified 3% 4
National Security 2% 3
Violence 1% 2
Suicide Promotion 1% 1
Other 1% 1

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