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You can now ask Google to remove your personal information from search results

You can now ask Google to remove your personal information from search results

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Google announced this week that it will allow anyone to remove their personal contact information from search results. The technology allows the company to remove phone numbers, email addresses, and body addresses to protect its users from unwanted contacts and physical harm.

Michelle Chang, head of global search policy at Google, explained in a blog post, “The primary goal of open-access search for information is to empower people with the tools they need to protect themselves. Also, keep your confidential and identifiable information private. That’s why we’ve updated our guidelines to help People have more control over their online presence in their browser.

Google’s policy change may have been driven by an increase in online and telephone fraud. According to DeltechIn March 2022, 11.6 billion fraudulent text messages were sent across US networks. in association with continuous increase Automated calls and reality The Federal Trade Commission reported a 70% year-over-year increase With money lost to fraud, it’s easy to see why Google thinks it’s time to change its policy on personal information on the Google search engine.

If you want to remove your contact information from Google, please visit This is a google site Select the information to be removed from the search results. You can choose from the following categories:

  • Contact information such as address, phone number, or email address
  • Identification number issued by a government agency
  • Bank account number or credit card number
  • Photographs of handwritten signatures and identity documents
  • personal medical document
  • Important access data

You will receive an automated response from Google and your information will be verified. Google doesn’t track all requests, but you get them Messages from them when they decide to take action. If Google decides to delete the information, you must delete it Remember that it will only be deleted The Google. No matter where they get the information from, no matter what website they host it on, they stay online. remove it Definitely offline, you have to do it Telecommunications with these third parties.

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