Google Reveals ‘What’ Countries Want Them To Reveal ?


Government Requests is  a tool from Google that reveals what different governments across the Globe are asking them to reveal. These are categorized into two – Data Requests and Removal Requests. Data Requests include requests for information about Google users and products and Removal Requests include requests for removal of content from Google search results.

The data is based on the number of requests received between July 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009. Brazil tops the list with 3663 data requests and 291 removal requests. India is in 4th position in Data Requests with 1061 requests and 3rd in removal requests with 142 requests.

In the FAQ section it says – “We are working on a separate tool to show you when Google services have been blocked by governments or government agencies” .

You can view India’s profile on Open Net Initiative here.

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