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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 2015

Request: We received a request from Korea's Internet Security Agency to remove 299 YouTube videos that disclose personally identifiable information.

Outcome: We removed the videos for violating YouTube's Community Guidelines.

Removal requests from July to December 2015

Examples of requests that we encounter

Total removal requests received: 133

Total items requested for removal: 3268

Compliance rates in July to December 2015


Google’s compliance rate for requests which include a court order: 83%

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: 76%

Reasons for removals in July to December 2015

Reason % Total Removal Requests
Other 59% 79
Privacy and Security 31% 41
Defamation 3% 4
Adult Content 3% 4
Fraud 2% 2
Copyright 1% 1
Trademark 1% 1
Reason Unspecified 1% 1

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