If we think of Google we think of many things. not only is Chrome and Gmail, the seeker and most used mail in the world. Google means information, lots of information. The business America has a large part of human knowledge in its possession and that is sometimes dangerous.
Google is rolling out the option to control your personally identifiable information (PII) in its search results, as it promised during the I/O conference in May.
The new feature is already present in the Google app on your Android phone when you tap on your avatar, in the menu option “Results about you”.
In a nutshell, if you come across sensitive private information about yourself while browsing the Internet, you can touch the three dot menu in the search listing and choose the new option “Delete result”.
In the existing option of Results about you, also you can track Google’s progress with removal requests, which can be filtered by categories such as: In Progress or Approved.
What can delete Google from your search engine
Once you have seen this first paragraph, you have to know what information is considered sensitive by the company. That is, not everything that we do not like the search engine has the obligation to eliminate. We do not own Chrome.
The search giant will grant our request if the website includes your:
- Sensitive government identification (ID) numbers, such as the United States Social Security number.
- Bank account numbers
- credit card numbers
- handwritten signature images
- images of identity documents
- Highly personal, restricted, and official records, such as medical records
- Personal contact information (physical addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses)
- Sensitive access credentials
The caveat is, of course, that sIt only blocks people from seeing the website in Google search results on their browser, but it is still hosted on their server and you have to contact the owner directly if you want them to remove it from the internet as well.
To identify the relevance of the request, the form or application on the Google website requires the submission of screenshots of the search results and content, since a “webpage may have content relevant to multiple people“. This is a big step.