Transparency on legal content removals

Transparency is consistent with both our company mission to provide access to information and our commitment to human rights. For more information about our policies and our approach to content moderation, please visit the Transparency Center

To promote transparency, when legally able, we may send a copy of each legal notice we receive to the Lumen project for publication. Lumen is an independent research project managed by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. The Lumen database houses millions of content takedown requests that have been voluntarily shared by various companies, including Google. Its purpose is to facilitate academic and industry research concerning the availability of online content. We do not share the submitter’s personal contact information with Lumen.

You can view an example of a typical Lumen database entry, and learn more about Google’s participation in the Lumen project, including what data we share with Lumen and why.

We may also publish similar information from your notice to our Transparency Report, which provides data on the requests we receive from copyright owners and governments to remove content from our products.
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