After Google has long accepted requests to remove some personally identifiable information from search results, Google is beginning to expand this ability further.
Corresponding EngadgetGoogle has expanded politics Users can request that contact information such as their phone number, email address, and home address be removed from search results. Users can also ask Google to remove logins when they appear in queries.
Google strives to protect users’ sensitive information
The company’s previous stance has been to limit requests to special circumstances, such as: B. fraudulent contact numbers, as well as high-visibility fraud targets such as bank details and credit cards, which people should avoid. Google continues to validate requests to ensure data integrity and, for example, does not remove references to public records.
The expansion of data removal from search results follows Google’s recent efforts to limit the dissemination of sensitive information. Since last year, Google users under the age of 18 can request that their photos be removed from image search. However, this could be one of the more important developments.
While a comprehensive policy doesn’t guarantee user privacy, it can deter scammers or harassers who rely on quick Google searches to achieve their goals.