Google Government Data Privacy Requests

Google has published data showing which countries’ governments most often ask for data to be removed from Google indexing or for information to be shared.

Brazil, intriguingly, comes top of both lists. It should be noted that these requsts are raw data and not as a proportion of those with Internet access in each country.

China is the main notable absentee, with no data available.

The use of this data is very much in its infancy, but it’s interestnig that Google are happy to share this with the wider public.

    Data Removal Requests

Brazil 291
Germany 188
India 142
United States 123
South Korea 64
United Kingdom 59
Italy 57
Argentina 42
Spain 32
Australia 17
Canada 16
Armenia <10
Austria <10
Belgium <10
Cambodia <10
Colombia <10
Estonia <10
Finland <10
France <10
Indonesia <10
Ireland <10
Israel <10
Japan <10
Liechtenstein <10
Lithuania <10
Macedonia <10
Malaysia <10
Malta <10
Mexico <10
Netherlands <10
New Zealand <10
Norway <10
Pakistan <10
Peru <10
Russia <10
Singapore <10
Slovenia <10
Sweden <10
Switzerland <10
Taiwan <10
Thailand <10
Turkey <10

    Data Requests

Brazil 3663
United States 3580
United Kingdom 1166
India 1061
France 846
Italy 550
Germany 458
Spain 324
Australia 155
Argentina 98
Poland 86
Belgium 67
Netherlands 67
Singapore 62
Portugal 45
Japan 44
South Korea 44
Switzerland 42
Canada 41
Israel 30

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