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You Can Now Remove Your Personal Information from Google Search Results. Here’s How.

Finding your personal information on the internet can be quite jarring and scary.

I’ve tried to refrain from Googling myself because I am scared of what I’d find.

Kharkiv, Ukraine – 12 November 2018: close up girl hand using tablet with Google on the screen with a dark background

Well, all of that is about to change because Google will now allow you to remove your personal information from Google search results. Here’s how to do it.

Google is now allowing people to remove their personal contact information which includes phone numbers, physical addresses and email addresses from its search results.

On Wednesday Google said that it is making the change to protect users from “unwanted direct contact or even physical harm.”

Honestly, it’s about time.

The change came as online fraud is at an all-time high. The Federal Trade Commission report says consumers lost $5.8 billion to scammers last year, a jump of 70% from the previous year.

Much of this is due to identity theft and even telephone scams.

That’s why Google has decided to make this change.

How to Remove Your Personal Information from Google Search Results

Simply visit this specific Google website here.

The website will ask you several questions including places you see your personal information and you can submit URL’s from there.

Google will then send you an automated response confirming that it received your request.

Google will then review the request and may ask for more information. For instance, if the request is missing a web address, it will ask you to fix that and resubmit the application. 

Finally, Google will let you know if it takes action by removing the information from that URL or any place where it appears in Google.

This is entirely worth looking into and ensuring you keep you and your family safe!!