Google has published a ‘Transparency Report’ providing information on the number of requests it has received in each EU member state to remove search results following the European Court of Justice’s recent ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling. The report shows that, since Google launched its official request process at the end of May 2014, it has received the highest number of requests in France and Germany, relating to around 89,000 URLs in each country, with 36,500 URLs subsequently removed in France and 40,000 in Germany. Google received the third highest number of requests from the UK amounting to over 60,000 URLs, with 18,500 subsequently removed.

Google Transparency Report – October 2014