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Specifically mentioned by Google (does not give any author's name) at http://web.archive.org/web/*/https://support.google.com/plus/answer/9217723:

"Are there any cases where Google+ content will not be deleted from consumer Google+ accounts?

Certain Google+ content may not be deleted from consumer Google+ and/or Album Archive if it is needed in order to meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process, legal obligation (including legal preservation obligations), or governmental request.

Google+ (https://plus.google.com) users are called "consumer G+ accounts" to be clear about their legal language.

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Looking for an answer drawing from credible and/or official sources.

Information is sparse from or about Google's intention and motivations, behind their recent adminstrative actions urgently and suddenly shutting their whole social network by very much just their sheer speed rushing.

  • What is better form for law.stack, asking for "specific cases" or "specific laws" that require that be stopped? – prosody-Gab Vereable Context Feb 8 at 11:02
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    This is general disclaimer in a FAQ. There may not exist any, or they may be under seal, or they may be not demonstrable online. – Nij Feb 9 at 0:12
  • @Nij Should I encourage you to add ~"do any exist, are such cases under seal, and are there demonstratable examples of" by editing the question? – prosody-Gab Vereable Context Feb 9 at 3:54
  • @prosody-GabVereableContext: Being "under seal" means by definition that they are not demonstrable examples. – MSalters Feb 11 at 8:05
  • Under the "laws" category (more a mechanism, really), a tool for stopping the deletion of electronically stored information is a legal hold, though that's not specific to Google+. Is this the sort of thing you're asking about? – Pat W. yesterday

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