Google Government Requests includes an interactive world map of all requests from government agencies around the world to remove content from their services, or provide information about users of their services and products, between July and December 2009. Even with the simple quantitative data that is available, some non-obvious insights can be made (who knew Brazil was so engaged in acquiring or removing Google data?).
As Google claims to be "... still learning the best way to collect and present this information", it seems your input in terms of proposing a more effective information design might be valuable to them. So, if you were working for Google, how would you propose to represent this data in a more effective way?
Give your comments or links to redesign sketches in the comments section below!