Google’s new privacy feature helps protect sensitive data

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In a statement, the corporation emphasised the need of free access to information “empowerment of individuals with the knowledge and resources they require to safeguard their own private information is also critical.

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Personal information may now be hidden from Google searches in new ways.

Personal contact information, such as phone numbers, email addresses, and physical locations, will now be able to be requested to be deleted from search results, Google said earlier this week.

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Identity theft-related data such as sensitive log-in passwords may now be deleted under the new policy.

An official statement from the corporation said that free and open access to information is essential “but providing individuals with the necessary protections and privacy safeguards is as important.”

“Online privacy and security are inextricably linked. Additionally, while you’re using the internet, it’s crucial to be able to choose how your sensitive, personal data may be tracked “it was reported that it had stated.

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Prior to Google Search, users had the option of requesting the removal of extremely personal information that may cause damage. As a result of doxxing, personal information such as bank account or credit card numbers may have been taken from the database.

However, since data increasingly appears in unexpected places and is utilised in new ways, the corporation says regulations must change.

Personal contact information may also be a security risk if it is publicly accessible, and Google has acknowledged that it has received requests to make it possible to erase such information.

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If it gets such a request, it says it will review all of the material on the website to avoid restricting the access of important information or anything that is part of the public record on official government websites.

If you want to delete anything from Google Search but not off the internet, you need get in touch with the hosting site directly, according to the article.

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