Google has announced The public can now submit a removal request for additional Google search results containing personal information. There was a very high bar before the company to get results with the removal of sensitive data. Your email address, phone number, or home address may pop up in a search result, and you need to take steps to protect your privacy.
In addition to deleting personal information, Google is considering requesting the removal of juvenile photos, deepfake pornography and other explicit content. While scrubbing results from Google search won't remove web pages from the Internet, it will remove one of the biggest drivers of traffic.
However, there is no guarantee that unwanted search results will disappear completely. As a result of your request, the web page may be removed from all searches on Google, only searches involving your name, or none of the above. For more information on disappearing digitally, check out our tips on removing yourself from the Internet from senior author Matt Burgess.
As part of the announcement, Michelle Chang, Google's Global Policy Lead for Search, wrote, “Open access to information is a key goal of search, but so is empowering people with the tools they need to protect themselves and keep them sensitive, personally identifiable.” Data is private. “New methods can protect against malicious docking, as well as leaking information that is the only underlying threat.
To begin the removal process, go to the subject support page, scroll down halfway and click blue Initiate removal request Button You will be initially asked if you have contacted the website owners. No need to do this, so you can just tap No, I don't like it. When Google asks what you want to remove, select: Personal information, such as ID numbers and personal documents.
You can then specify what kind of personal information is displayed in Google search, such as your contact details or driver's license. These steps are only for removing results from the live website; There is a separate form to fill out for cached pages Check the hint box that the content is live. The next question asks whether the request relates to doxing, which Google defines as “sharing contact information with malicious, threatening or harassing intent.”