Google Updates Transparency Report With More Information

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Google has updated their Transparency Report with data from July through December 2010 which will include information on percentage of compliance from Google for requests of information removal.

The Transparency Report includes data on content removal requests and user data requests. The United States included a case which through 6 court orders removed 1,110 from Google after ‘continuous defamation against a man and his family.’ Google has complied with 87% of removal requests out of the 1,421 items requested to be removed.

Matt Braithwaite, Transparency Engineering, told readers of the Google Blog that ‘our goal is to provide our users access to information and to protect the privacy of our users,’ by informing the user when possible and checking the accuracy of requests.

The report also includes observations. For example, South Korea had an abnormally high amount of removal requests (32,152) due to RRNs (identification numbers) released on the internet then removed after requests from Korean Information Security Agency.

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