How to Remove Your Personal Information from Google Search Results

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Google has announced April 27, what the public can now submit removal requests for additional Google search results containing personal information. Previously, the company had a very high bar for getting results with the removal of sensitive information. When your email address, phone number, or home address comes up in search results, it can be scary and you need to take steps to protect your privacy.

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In addition to removing personal information, Google is considering requests to remove images of minors, fake pornography, and other explicit content. While removing results from Google search won’t remove web pages from the internet, it will divert one of the biggest traffic drivers.

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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 from searches that include your name, or from none of the above. For more information on Digital Disappearance, check out our tips on remove yourself from the internet from Senior Writer Matt Burgess.

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As part of the announcement, Michelle Chang, head of Google’s global search policy, wrote, “Open access to information is a key goal of search, but just as important is giving people the tools they need to protect themselves and protect their sensitive, personal data.” information is confidential.” The new procedures can protect against malicious doxing as well as information leaks, which are only subtle threats.

To start the removal process, visit theme support pagescroll halfway down and click blue Start removal request button. First, you will be asked if you have contacted the website owners. It is not necessary to do this, you can just click No, I prefer not. When Google asks what you want to remove, select: Personal information such as identification numbers and personal documents.

You can then choose what type of personal information appears in Google searches, such as your contact details or driver’s license. These steps are only for removing results from live websites; there is a separate form for filling cached pages. Check the box indicating that the content is live. The next question is whether the request is doxing, which Google defines as “the dissemination of contact information with malicious intent, threats, or harassment.”

Google then asks for your full name, country of residence, and email address. You are only allowed to submit removal requests for results that concern you or someone you officially represent.

You can send up to 1000 links at a time. Google asks for the URL of the offending content or image, and the company wants you to share search results where it appears. For more guidance on collecting these links, see Google’s search guide. Content URLs, Image URLsand Search results page URL.

Attach screenshot to your request showing where on the web page your personal information appears. Toward the end of the form, you will be asked to provide a list of relevant search terms such as your full name, nickname, and maiden name. You are given the opportunity to share additional information before signing and submitting a takedown request.

You should receive a confirmation email from Google indicating that the deletion request has been received. It’s not clear how long your case will take, but Google will let you know when it decides to take action or take no action at all. The company promises concise explanations for the failure and allows resubmissions.

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