Google has launched a Government Requests site, showing which global governments have asked it to either remove links or offer information about users. Not surprisingly, the censorship-favouring Australian Government is quite high on the list.
According to Google’s data, which covers July to December 2009, Australian governments made 155 requests for data and asked for 17 items of content to be removed. Google complied with just over half the requests. The vast majority of removals were from YouTube, though whether that reflects RC content or copyright violations isn’t clear.