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Explore requests from July to December 2015

Request: A complainant sent us an appeal to anonymize his name in relation to his conviction for sexual assault of a child. He claimed this appeal was a court order that mandated we remove news articles from Google Search about the assault. The actual document was a brief he filed but was dismissed in court.

Outcome: Since there was no court order, we refused to remove any URLs.

Removal requests from July to December 2015

Examples of requests that we encounter

Total removal requests received: 6

Total items requested for removal: 10

Compliance rates in July to December 2015

 

Google’s compliance rate for requests which include a court order: 0%

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: 0%

Reasons for removals in July to December 2015

Reason % Total Removal Requests
Defamation 50% 3
Privacy and Security 50% 3

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