UK requested 135 YouTube takedowns

The UK government requested 135 YouTube takedowns in the first half of the year on the grounds of 'national security', according to Google.The figures came as part of Google twice-yearly Transparency Report, which showed a 71 percent increase in UK government content removal requests year-on-year.

The UK government requested 135 YouTube takedowns in the first half of the year on the grounds of 'national security', according to Google.

The figures came as part of Google twice-yearly Transparency Report, which showed a 71 percent increase in UK government content removal requests year-on-year.

UK government and law enforcement made 1,443 requests for Google user account information. The requests may be single requests for data on one or more people, or multiple requests for information on a single Google user.

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