Google makes it easier to remove search results with personal info – News

Google makes it easier to remove search results with personal info – News
Google makes it easier to remove search results with personal info – News

Soon it will be easier to delete a search result with personal information about yourself. They are options that already exist today, but are becoming much more user-friendly.

Google collects almost all information on the public internet, but this sometimes makes it easy to look up someone’s personal contact information or other sensitive data. Until now, anyone who wanted to get such results from Google had to fill out a form, it wasn’t difficult, but it took a number of steps.

That will soon be a lot easier. According to 9to5Google, you will soon have the option to immediately indicate in the Google app on Android that something contains personal information about yourself. In the app, there will be a button with three dots (‘About this result’). In that menu you can immediately indicate that you want to delete the result.

The new method has yet to be rolled out and it is unknown if and when it will also be available for Belgian users, or whether it will also be available in the browser or for iOS.

Since this year, Google has been a lot more lenient in removing results that reveal personal information. Admittedly, Google’s action only prevents the page in question from appearing in the results. The site itself will of course remain available to those who visit it directly.

Google collects almost all information on the public internet, but this sometimes makes it easy to look up someone’s personal contact information or other sensitive data. Until now, anyone who wanted to get such results from Google had to fill in a form, it wasn’t difficult, but it took a number of steps. That will soon be a lot easier. According to 9to5Google, you will soon have the option to immediately indicate in the Google app on Android that something contains personal information about yourself. In the app, there will be a button with three dots (‘About this result’). In that menu you can immediately indicate that you want to delete the result. The new method has yet to be rolled out and it is not known whether and when it will also be available for Belgian users, and whether it will also be available in the browser or for iOS. Since this year, Google has been a lot more lenient in removing results that reveal personal information. Admittedly, Google’s action only prevents the page in question from appearing in the results. The site itself will of course remain available to those who visit it directly.


The article is in Dutch

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