2014: Jul 1 – Dec 31

Country Court Orders Requests from government agencies or law enforcement Percentage of requests where some or all content was removed Number of sites specified
The Bahamas 0 1 0% 1
Germany 1 7 0% 8
India 0 3 0% 3
Japan 0 1 0% 1
Korea 0 1 0% 1
Netherlands 0 1 0% 1
New Zealand 0 1 0% 1
Russia 0 61 39% 61
United States 0 1 0% 1
TOTAL 1 77 31% 78

Recent Examples

Here are a few recent examples of takedown demands that we received:

Germany 

  • Munich City PD requested the removal of a site for allegedly violating §§ 86, 130 of German Criminal Code.

India 

  • Law enforcement demanded the removal of ”derogatory, grossly offensive” content about the Hindu Religion.

Netherlands 

  • Lawyers representing the Dutch National Police requested that we remove allegedly defamatory content.

Russia 

  • We received 57 orders from the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) for content that was deemed to be in violation of Russian Federal Law 139.