Google allows users to remove their personal data from Google search
Users will be able to request the removal of their personal data from Google Search via the “Results about you”
The feature known as “Result About You,” which was initially shown by Google at its I/O conference in May of this year, is now being made available to all users. This was disclosed by the business in a tweet that was published on its account.
“Today, we’re rolling out the Results about you tool — so you can easily request the removal of search results that contain your personal phone number, home address, or email address, right from the Google app.” -GOOGLE TWEETED
Users will be able to request the removal of their personal data from Google Search via the Result About You tool. Google currently has a set of rules that permit users to ask for the removal of particular delicate personal information from searches, such as credit card or bank account numbers.
Users will be able to request the removal of their personal data from Google Search via the Result About You tool. The new tool will assist in requesting the removal of other types of personal information like phone numbers, home addresses, or email IDs from searches, even though Google already has a set of policies that permit users to request the removal of certain sensitive personal content from searches, like card details or bank account numbers. The new technology, according to Google, also enables the elimination of potentially fraudulent material from search results, such as private log-in details.
In addition, Google said that starting in 2019, users would have the option to set notifications for when new search results surface, enabling them to ask that they be removed
When we get requests to remove items, we will review all of the content on the page to make sure that we are not restricting access to other information that is generally valuable, such as news stories. We’ll also determine if the information is accessible to the general public on websites run by the government or other authorised sources. “We won’t perform deletions in such circumstances,” Google states in a blog post.
Google makes it clear that taking anything off Google Search won’t take it off the internet. It advises contacting the hosting website directly in this situation if a user feels safe doing so.