It is possible to delete our personal data from Google search results, but for ordinary Internet users, the process is not always easy. Google has decided to make it a little easier on Android and is offering a new tool.
Nowadays, having control over our personal data has become important. Not only for our physical security or to avoid identity theft, but also under the right to be forgotten established in 2014 by the Court of Justice of the European Union. However, in an ever-changing world like the Internet, a tech giant like Google must always provide more solutions for users. Indeed, it is now very common to find personal information online such as a phone number, address, or family status.
Google is starting to roll out a “Results about you” tool, which lets you request the removal of search results that show your personal information. This was announced at I/O, but some users like it @RKBDI I got it today.
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Since the beginning of the year, the Menlo Park giant seems to emphasize the security of people and their data. Therefore, if you currently want to control your personal data, the leading search expert recommends that you delete content that is not used or even make legal requests through forms that will be sent to the webmasters of the websites in question. That said, until now, these pages were only available in the desktop browser. Google has announced that they will be shipping soon in the Search app on Android.
Also read: How to delete your Google or Gmail account
Google gives Internet users more tools to manage their personal data
Claiming the disappearance or erasure of your personal data will be now easier. When you see information that you think is inappropriate when searching on Google, all you have to do is click on the three-dot icon next to the result. Clicking on the “Delete” option will take you to a page that explains how to manage your data.
You will be able to follow all your current steps by clicking on your profile picture, in the top left of the Google app, to discover a new menu called “Results about you”. The tracking tool should be very comprehensive and provide many filters. Undoubtedly, these new features will be interesting general public as well as image management professionals. This new feature is only available in beta in Europe and the US, but should be rolling out globally soon.
Source: XDA Developers