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Google received 67 content removal requests and 1,699 user data requests in 2010 from GOI

The Indian Government, in 2010,
had sent 67 requests for removal of content from Google services. In
these 67 requests, the Government asked for 282 items to be removed. A single
government request covered one or multiple items. Meanwhile, Google got 1,699 user
data requests from the Government requesting for disclosure of user data from
Google accounts or services. According to Google, 22 per cent of the content
removal requests were fully or partially complied with and 79 per cent data
requests were also fully or partially complied.

The Indian Government, in 2010,
had sent 67 requests for removal of content from Google services. In
these 67 requests, the Government asked for 282 items to be removed. A single
government request covered one or multiple items. Meanwhile, Google got 1,699 user
data requests from the Government requesting for disclosure of user data from
Google accounts or services. According to Google, 22 per cent of the content
removal requests were fully or partially complied with and 79 per cent data
requests were also fully or partially complied.

“We
received requests from different law enforcement agencies to remove a blog and
YouTube videos that were critical of Chief Ministers and senior officials of
different states. We did not comply with these requests. The number of requests
we receive for user account information as part of criminal investigations has
increased year after year. The increase isn’t surprising, since each year we
offer more products and services, and we have a larger number of users,” Google has said.

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