Google Transparency Report: India

Google Transparency Request: 90% Increase in Content Removal Requests from Indian Government

Google has published its latest Transparency report (for July-December, 2012) that depicts the number of takedown requests from governments and India data witnessed 90% jump in content removal requests from the government (as compared to the previous duration, i.e Jan-June, 2012).

Google Transparency Report: India
Google Transparency Report: India

Google also mentions in its report that the company received request from a city Cyber Crime Investigation Cell to remove current depictions of disputed borders of Jammu and Kashmir in five Google Maps domains other than maps.google.co.in.

We did not change our depiction of the borders in response to this request.

During the period of disturbance in the North-East region, Google received 5 requests from the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team to remove content from Google+, a Blogger blog, 64 YouTube videos, and 1759 comments associated with some YouTube videos.

Globally, Google received 2,285 government requests to remove 24,179 pieces of content—an increase from the 1,811 requests to remove 18,070 pieces of content that we received during the first half of 2012 [link]