Google now allows the delisting of personal data

In a blog post, titled “ New options to remove your personally identifiable information from search Google indicates that it is now possible to de-index results containing personal contact details.

Good news ! It is now possible to ask Google to remove personal contact information, such as physical address, e-mail, or even telephone number, from the search.

To date, the technology giant only allowed the deletion of sensitive and personally identifiable information in the event of doxxing, for example (operation which consists of publishing personal information about others for harmful purposes) or information that can be used for purposes of financial fraud (bank account or credit card numbers). It extends this policy to cover personal contact information as well as confidential login credentials and images of identity documents that can be used for impersonation.

Dereference personal data

The firm indicates that the Internet being in constant evolution, it must develop its protection policies to meet the expectations of users.

As part of this new policy extension, users can now request removal of additional types of information when they find it in search results, including personal contact information such as phone number, email address or a physical address. The policy also allows for the removal of additional information that may pose a risk of impersonation, such as confidential login credentials, when it appears in search results.

Mention Google on their blog

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