These days it was confirmed that the feature called “Results about you” available for use. Some users may already be able to try it out on the Google app on Android. You need to open the application and click on your profile icon in the upper right corner. In the open menu, the option “Results about you“.
When this option is clicked, the user will be redirected to a page explaining how to request Google to remove search results that contain the user’s phone number, home address, e-mail address or other personal information.
If you come across a display of your personal information while using the Google web search engine, you will click on the three-dot menu icon that appears next to each search result. It will open “About this result” window with new “Remove result” option at the bottom.
After clicking on “Remove result“, a dialog box will appear where you must select if the personal information observed on a particular web page includes a phone number, home address, or email address. Google will process this type of personal data much faster than others.
In the event that you followed this procedure when searching on the Google web search engine, you will be able to follow the progress of the removal of your personal data in the previously mentioned “Results about you” menu. Within it, you will also be able to submit a new request for the removal of personal data, specifying it through pre-set questions.
It should be noted that Google has stated that not all requests submitted may be granted as the content of the web pages themselves will be looked at and care will be taken to avoid limiting information that is useful in a wider context (eg news articles).
Removing personal data from the Google web search engine will not mean that personal data has been removed from the web.
This very useful Google feature has been rolled out to a limited number of users within the US and some European countries, and we can expect it to be widely used soon.
In case you don’t want to wait for the arrival “Results about you” features and right now you intend to remove some of your personal data from the Google search engine, start a request to remove it at the following link.
Written by: Ervin Mičetić