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Google confirms increasing government requests to delete the content from services

Google’s transparency report made increasing government requests to delete content more than before

Google revealed a high governmental requests targeting delete the content from its services during the second half of 2012, including more than previous periods, after monitoring its previous increase in government requests familiarized themselves with the information of Internet users during the second half of 2012.

According to Google’s transparency report , it has received a 2285 government request to remove the 24179 units of content in its various services, compared with the 1811 request to delete 18070 of content during the first half of the year.

The report pointed to increased governmental requests to delete the content of a political more than ever before, and to the decisions of the courts of several countries to remove blog entries critical of government officials or people linked to them.

The report also pointed to the requests made by two dozen countries to review the video clips via YouTube contained parts of the movie “innocent Muslims”, which saw Google not violating the terms of service. In contrast, view it locally banned in several countries after filing legal complaints in accordance with their domestic laws, as currently temporarily banned in Egypt and Libya to the special circumstances in both countries publish your movie contract.

He hinted the report to the large increase in government requests from both Brazil and Russia during the last six months of 2012; In Alborzal increased government requests increased by 265% compared with the first half of the year, and received a Google 697 applications, including 640 applications judicial equivalent to average 3.5 a request from the courts every day.

This increase pay local elections during this period; Vtm a request by 316 targets delete 756 of content related to alleged violations of the electoral law which prevents the abuse of the candidates.

Google responded to the final decisions of the judiciary, while rejected several requests, including a request to the Prosecutor remove blog entries and search results, claiming they distort his reputation by accusing him of corruption. Google referred to resume in many cases before the courts on the basis of Brazilian local laws sometimes, to the right of it freedom of expression Alveans the Brazilian Constitution.

With regard to Russia; Google has received 114 applications compared with six in the first half of last year. The reason for the significant increase adoption of changes in the Russian Information Act;, which granted the federal government through the Service to oversee the telecommunications authority to determine the “black lists” of Internet sites, and the possibility of closing sites or force Internet service providers to block without a judicial decision.

The complaint formed Russian of related Palmsaah content to commit suicide or drug most requests, 107 requests. The report pointed to Google’s response to more than half of the Russian requests to delete content globally for violating the company’s policies, while blocked access to some of locally to respond to one-third of the requests.

Among the applications other governmental request from the judiciary Canadian Bhz advertising and search results related to location displays Goods manufactured in violation of intellectual property rights, and a U.S. request to remove 771 pieces of the contents of Google Groups dealing with an ongoing issue against a person and his family, as well as the search results include material breach.

Google pointed out in her blog , that appears with collected more information increasing government attempts to control the content published through its services.

She said the contents of the transparency report, which began released three years ago, just a glimpse of what is happening in the world of the Internet, and she hoped that helps Astmraha in collecting more data to draw attention to the laws that hinder the free flow of information via the Internet around the world.

Google allows viewing the details of government requests to remove content from its services, in addition to a map showing the countries that block its services since 2009 to now.
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