But things are changing significantly for the better, so everyone is free to ask for the removal of certain information, which they consider too personal or too sensitive to be in searches, and concerning the details through which it is possible to disrupt their private life.
“The Internet is constantly evolving, and if we offered someone’s phone number or physical address in our search results, it could be dangerous,” Google said, adding that personal information will no longer be displayed:
“Identity documents such as ID cards, driver’s licenses, insurance, tax information, bank account and credit card numbers, photographs of hand-created signatures, photographs of identity documents, medical history, contact information, confidential login details …”
In addition, any personal photos will be removed, which may be explicit or may include people with whom someone does not want to be (any more) attached. Of course, photos of children will also be removed, which is a priority.
Again, something like this is motivated by the situation in the European Union, which is extremely strict in terms of protecting the privacy of citizens online. Google has therefore taken advantage of this situation and decided to make more serious changes globally, which is certainly to be welcomed.
Of course, the question remains whether he would have reached out to them if the American company owned by Alphabet had not had to pay billions and billions of US dollars in fines for non-compliance with various regulations, rules and laws. Ultimately, the most important thing is that the changes have arrived …