A new privacy feature from Google has begun to roll out, giving users the direct option to ask for the removal of Search results that contain their personal data.
Google's "Results about you" tool, which was first unveiled earlier this year at its annual developer conference, is already rolling out to select users, according to 9to5Google.
Simply select the three-dot overflow menu that displays in the top-right corner of each result if you discover your personal information, such as your home address, email address, phone number, or any other information, on Google Search using this new tool.
According to the report, the existing "About this Result" box opens with a new "Remove result" option showing up at the bottom of your screen.
As of right now, in order to delete any personally identifiable information (PII), you must visit a Google Support page and submit a form with the URL you wished to be eliminated from the search results.
The Results about you' feature now allows you to keep track of the removal's progress.
You have filters like "In process" and "Approved" in addition to an "All requests" stream.
You can also submit a fresh request using the "Why would you like to remove this result?" phase of the tutorial on this page.
In response to removal requests, Google has stated that it will "review all content on the web page to ensure that we're not restricting the availability of other information that is broadly beneficial, for example in news articles."
The hosting site should be contacted directly if you feel comfortable doing so because removing contact information from Google Search does not remove it off the internet.
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