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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: 102

Total items requested for removal: 878

Compliance rates in January to June 2015


Google’s compliance rate for requests which include a court order: 40%

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: 85%

Reasons for removals in January to June 2015

Reason % Total Removal Requests
National Security 52% 53
Privacy and Security 21% 21
Defamation 12% 12
Other 9% 9
Copyright 3% 3
Bullying/Harassment 2% 2
Obscenity/Nudity 1% 1
Drug Abuse 1% 1

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