Google Sees Sharp Rise In Government Takedown Requests

Law360, New York (December 20, 2013, 4:38 PM EST) -- Google Inc. has witnessed a steep increase in requests fielded in the first half of 2013 from U.S. government agencies and courts asking it to take down content posted on its platforms, the company said Thursday, adding that it had complied with more than half of the requests.

In its eighth report on content-removal requests, the online giant revealed it had received 545 U.S. court orders and law-enforcement agency requests to remove online content between January and June, and that it had complied with 55 percent...
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