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Brazilian Government Logs Most Requests for Content Removal

June 18, 2012

Following is a table detailing the number of times law-enforcement officials requested content to be removed from Google services* in the 2nd half of 2011, according to Google.

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                 2nd half   1st half 6 Month %  2nd half    YOY %% of total
                     2011       2011    Change      2010   Change  requests
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Total               1,011        882     14.6%       899    12.5%    100.0%
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Argentina              46         21    119.0%        22   109.1%      4.5%
Armenia               n/a        n/a       n/a       n/a      n/a       n/a
Australia              17         10     70.0%       <10      n/a      1.7%
Austria                 4        n/a       n/a       n/a      n/a      0.4%
Belgium                11        <10       n/a       <10      n/a      1.1%
Brazil                193        224    -13.8%       263   -26.6%     19.1%
Cambodia              n/a        n/a       n/a       n/a      n/a       n/a
Canada                 19          9    111.1%         7   171.4%      1.9%
China                 n/a          3       n/a       n/a      n/a       n/a
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                 2nd half   1st half 6 Month %  2nd half    YOY %% of total
                     2011       2011    Change      2010   Change  requests
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Colombia              n/a        <10       n/a       n/a      n/a       n/a
Cook Islands            1        <10       n/a       n/a      n/a      0.1%
Croatia               n/a        n/a       n/a       <10      n/a       n/a
Cyprus                n/a        n/a       n/a       n/a      n/a       n/a
Denmark               n/a        <10       n/a       <10      n/a       n/a
Estonia               n/a        n/a       n/a       n/a      n/a       n/a
Finland               n/a        n/a       n/a       n/a      n/a       n/a
France                 31          9    244.4%        23    34.8%      3.1%
Germany               103        125    -17.6%       118   -12.7%     10.2%
Greece                n/a        <10       n/a       <10      n/a       n/a
Hong Kong             n/a        n/a       n/a       <10      n/a       n/a
India                 101         68     48.5%        67    50.7%     10.0%
Indonesia             n/a        <10       n/a       n/a      n/a       n/a
Ireland               n/a        <10       n/a       n/a      n/a       n/a
Israel                  5        <10       n/a       n/a      n/a      0.5%
Italy                  28         36    -22.2%        49   -42.9%      2.8%
Japan                   7        n/a       n/a        26   -73.1%      0.7%
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                 2nd half   1st half 6 Month %  2nd half    YOY %% of total
                     2011       2011    Change      2010   Change  requests
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Kazakhstan            n/a        n/a       n/a       n/a      n/a       n/a
Libya                 n/a        <10       n/a        68      n/a       n/a
Liechtenstein         n/a        n/a       n/a       n/a      n/a       n/a
Lithuania             n/a        n/a       n/a       n/a      n/a       n/a
Macedonia             n/a        n/a       n/a       n/a      n/a       n/a
Malaysia              n/a        <10       n/a       <10      n/a       n/a
Malta                 n/a        n/a       n/a       <10      n/a       n/a
Mexico                n/a        n/a       n/a       <10      n/a       n/a
Netherlands           n/a          4       n/a       <10      n/a       n/a
New Zealand           n/a        <10       n/a       <10      n/a       n/a
Norway                  3          2     50.0%       <10      n/a      0.3%
Pakistan                2        <10       n/a       <10      n/a      0.2%
Panama                n/a        n/a       n/a       <10      n/a       n/a
Peru                  n/a        n/a       n/a       n/a      n/a       n/a
Poland                  2          3    -33.3%       n/a      n/a      0.2%
Portugal              n/a        <10       n/a       n/a      n/a       n/a
Puerto Rico           n/a        n/a       n/a       n/a      n/a       n/a
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                 2nd half   1st half 6 Month %  2nd half    YOY %% of total
                     2011       2011    Change      2010   Change  requests
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Russia                n/a        <10       n/a         1      n/a       n/a
Singapore             n/a        n/a       n/a       <10      n/a       n/a
Slovenia              n/a        n/a       n/a       n/a      n/a       n/a
Solomon Islands       n/a        n/a       n/a       n/a      n/a       n/a
South Korea            94         88      6.8%       139   -32.4%      9.3%
Spain                  43         13    230.8%        13   230.8%      4.3%
Sri Lanka             n/a        <10       n/a       n/a      n/a       n/a
Sweden                n/a        <10       n/a       n/a      n/a       n/a
Switzerland             8        <10       n/a         4   100.0%      0.8%
Taiwan                  8         69    -88.4%       <10      n/a      0.8%
Thailand                4          2    100.0%         1   300.0%      0.4%
Turkey                 45         39     15.4%         6   650.0%      4.5%
United Kingdom         49         65    -24.6%        38    28.9%      4.8%
United States         187         92    103.3%        54   246.3%     18.5%
Vietnam               n/a        n/a       n/a       <10      n/a       n/a
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SOURCE: Google Transparency Report
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                 2nd half   1st half 6 Month %  2nd half    YOY %% of total
                     2011       2011    Change      2010   Change  requests
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http://www.google.com/transparencyreport/data/
Note: Totals do not include countries with <10 requests.
Note(*): Services included Android Market, Blogger, Gmail, Adwords, App Engine
Books, Docs, Earth/Maps, Groups, Images, Places, Profiles, Sites, Videos
orkut, Picasa, Street View, Textcube, Search, and Youtube.

To contact the reporter on this story: Stephen Rose in Washington at srose31@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Alex Tanzi at atanzi@bloomberg.net


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