South Korea South Korea

Requests by the numbers

Many of our requests come from the Korean Internet & Security Agency. This organization requests removal of search results that contain RRNs, which are personal identification numbers assigned by the Korean government.

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Explore requests from July to December 2014

Request: We received two requests from the Ministry of Gender Equality & Family to remove or age-restrict a total of 5034 YouTube videos claimed to be harmful to youth.

Outcome: We age-restricted 4877 videos in South Korea.

Removal requests from July to December 2014

Examples of requests that we encounter

Total removal requests received: 110

Total items requested for removal: 10701

Compliance rates in July to December 2014


Google’s compliance rate for requests which include a court order: 100%

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: 88%

Reasons for removals in July to December 2014

Reason % Total Removal Requests
Other 70% 77
Privacy and Security 21% 23
Defamation 3% 3
Obscenity/Nudity 2% 2
National Security 2% 2
Geographical Dispute 2% 2
Reason Unspecified 1% 1

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