Removal requests by country

Compliance from January to June 2015

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Afghanistan

Total removal requests received: 38

Items named for removal: 409

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 84%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 45%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 47%

Argentina

Total removal requests received: 15

Items named for removal: 49

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 64%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 50%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 73%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 20%

Australia

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 100%

Belgium

Total removal requests received: 286

Items named for removal: 2018

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 54%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 29%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 50%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 31%

Brazil

Total removal requests received: 77

Items named for removal: 464

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 83%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 80%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 30%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 9%

Canada

Total removal requests received: 9

Items named for removal: 224

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 22%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 11%

China

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 9

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 50%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 50%

Colombia

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 3

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 33%

Czech Republic

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 13

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 67%

Denmark

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Estonia

Total removal requests received: 157

Items named for removal: 9589

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 95%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 50%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 19%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 66%

France

Total removal requests received: 87

Items named for removal: 1423

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 84%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 68%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 71%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 15%

Germany

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 11

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 100%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 67%

Greece

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Guyana

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 23

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 67%

Hong Kong

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 2

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 100%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Hungary

Total removal requests received: 227

Items named for removal: 1037

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 41%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 6%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 30%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 4%

India

Total removal requests received: 8

Items named for removal: 90

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 63%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 25%

Indonesia

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 2

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Ireland

Total removal requests received: 67

Items named for removal: 190

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 71%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 66%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 46%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 46%

Israel

Total removal requests received: 99

Items named for removal: 2128

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 96%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 50%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 81%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 4%

Italy

Total removal requests received: 93

Items named for removal: 1612

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 65%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 36%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 91%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 2%

Japan

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 81

Kazakhstan

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Kenya

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 2

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Lithuania

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 3

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 67%

Macau

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Malaysia

Total removal requests received: 4

Items named for removal: 21

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 50%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 50%

Mexico

Total removal requests received: 15

Items named for removal: 174

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 71%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 93%

Netherlands

Total removal requests received: 6

Items named for removal: 28

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 60%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 50%

New Zealand

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 3

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Norway

Total removal requests received: 5

Items named for removal: 7

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 40%

Peru

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 6

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Philippines

Total removal requests received: 8

Items named for removal: 9

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 67%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 40%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 25%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 25%

Poland

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 48

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 67%

Portugal

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 9

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Romania

Total removal requests received: 1191

Items named for removal: 2418

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 60%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 62%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 0%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 1%

Russia

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 4

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Singapore

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 2

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 100%

Slovakia

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Slovenia

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

South Africa

Total removal requests received: 141

Items named for removal: 5693

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 65%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 1%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 67%

South Korea

Total removal requests received: 15

Items named for removal: 2475

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 80%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 60%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 33%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 27%

Spain

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 47

Sweden

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 3

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 67%

Switzerland

Total removal requests received: 16

Items named for removal: 59

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 64%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 69%

Taiwan

Total removal requests received: 433

Items named for removal: 1440

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 26%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 28%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 57%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 16%

Turkey

Total removal requests received: 5

Items named for removal: 10

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 100%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 20%

Ukraine

Total removal requests received: 27

Items named for removal: 27

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 81%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 4%

United Arab Emirates

Total removal requests received: 102

Items named for removal: 878

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 40%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 85%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 12%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 21%

United Kingdom

Total removal requests received: 286

Items named for removal: 1546

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 86%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 71%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 63%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 6%

United States

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Vietnam

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Yemen