Removal requests by country

Compliance from July to December 2015

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 4

Åland Islands

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

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

Andorra

Total removal requests received: 36

Items named for removal: 379

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 85%

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 42%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 42%

Argentina

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Armenia

Total removal requests received: 35

Items named for removal: 99

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

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 70%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 60%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 9%

Australia

Total removal requests received: 8

Items named for removal: 26

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: 13%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 63%

Austria

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 3

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 33%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 33%

Azerbaijan

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 2

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 50%

Bangladesh

Total removal requests received: 13

Items named for removal: 30

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 69%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 92%

Belgium

Total removal requests received: 394

Items named for removal: 1716

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

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 64%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 58%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 26%

Brazil

Total removal requests received: 38

Items named for removal: 104

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 47%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 74%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 26%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 42%

Canada

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 5

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

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 33%

Chile

Total removal requests received: 9

Items named for removal: 16

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 11%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 11%

China

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Colombia

Total removal requests received: 7

Items named for removal: 64

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 86%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 100%

Croatia

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 3

Czech Republic

Total removal requests received: 7

Items named for removal: 38

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 86%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 100%

Denmark

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 3

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 100%

Ecuador

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 10

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

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 100%

Estonia

Total removal requests received: 2

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%

Finland

Total removal requests received: 130

Items named for removal: 800

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 81%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 59%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 22%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 25%

France

Total removal requests received: 199

Items named for removal: 1290

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 68%

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 41%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 25%

Germany

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 8

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Ghana

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

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

Gibraltar

Total removal requests received: 20

Items named for removal: 48

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

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 70%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 25%

Greece

Total removal requests received: 5

Items named for removal: 16

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 20%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 20%

Hong Kong

Total removal requests received: 7

Items named for removal: 20

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 43%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 14%

Hungary

Total removal requests received: 259

Items named for removal: 1606

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 38%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 10%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 19%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 9%

India

Total removal requests received: 7

Items named for removal: 11

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 17%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 43%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 14%

Indonesia

Total removal requests received: 10

Items named for removal: 15

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

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 89%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 90%

Ireland

Total removal requests received: 95

Items named for removal: 702

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 62%

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 67%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 22%

Israel

Total removal requests received: 125

Items named for removal: 2658

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 92%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 75%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 59%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 22%

Italy

Total removal requests received: 48

Items named for removal: 2302

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 75%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 25%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 96%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 2%

Japan

Total removal requests received: 19

Items named for removal: 274

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 5%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 5%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 5%

Kazakhstan

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 100%

Kenya

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Macau

Total removal requests received: 7

Items named for removal: 40

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 14%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 14%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 14%

Malaysia

Total removal requests received: 11

Items named for removal: 11

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 27%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 36%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 9%

Mexico

Total removal requests received: 37

Items named for removal: 217

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 74%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 83%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 49%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 46%

Netherlands

Total removal requests received: 6

Items named for removal: 10

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 50%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 50%

New Zealand

Total removal requests received: 6

Items named for removal: 30

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 83%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 100%

Norway

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 2

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Oman

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 100%

Pakistan

Total removal requests received: 5

Items named for removal: 5

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Peru

Total removal requests received: 4

Items named for removal: 5

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 75%

Philippines

Total removal requests received: 12

Items named for removal: 38

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 9%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 67%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 17%

Poland

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 13

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

Portugal

Total removal requests received: 2

Items named for removal: 6

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 50%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 50%

Romania

Total removal requests received: 1570

Items named for removal: 2262

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 77%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 84%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 0%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 1%

Russia

Total removal requests received: 8

Items named for removal: 10

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 14%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 13%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 13%

Saudi Arabia

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 8

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 67%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 33%

South Africa

Total removal requests received: 133

Items named for removal: 3268

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

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 76%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 3%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 31%

South Korea

Total removal requests received: 50

Items named for removal: 127

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 56%

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 26%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 46%

Spain

Total removal requests received: 4

Items named for removal: 518

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

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 75%

Sweden

Total removal requests received: 3

Items named for removal: 4

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 33%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 67%

Switzerland

Total removal requests received: 7

Items named for removal: 15

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

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 25%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 43%

Taiwan

Total removal requests received: 33

Items named for removal: 1566

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 3%

Thailand

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Tokelau

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 100%

Tunisia

Total removal requests received: 745

Items named for removal: 2926

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 31%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 37%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 46%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 28%

Turkey

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

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

Turkmenistan

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%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 50%

Ukraine

Total removal requests received: 11

Items named for removal: 33

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

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 9%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 9%

United Arab Emirates

Total removal requests received: 292

Items named for removal: 1799

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 39%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 86%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 5%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 46%

United Kingdom

Total removal requests received: 480

Items named for removal: 1582

Google’s compliance rate for requests from courts: 49%

Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 72%

Percentage of requests concerning defamation: 66%

Percentage of requests concerning privacy or security: 9%

United States

Total removal requests received: 1

Items named for removal: 1

Zambia