The world’s most popular internet search tool Google has started removing people’s contact details from search results. It is expanding its removal policy internationally in response to increasing user demand and developing standards about personal information.
Google’s worldwide policy head for search stated in an interview that research has shown that there is a bigger quantity of personally identifiable information that consumers regard to be sensitive. Increasingly, they are not going to put up with it on the internet.
Requests to delete webpages from Google’s search results have previously only accepted. Contact details including links to bank and credit card details, as well as medical records are removing from Google.
About 13% of all petitions have granted in the past several years and this figure has consistent over time. When it comes to new guidelines that allow for the removal of connections, he expects a higher approval percentage.
Google’s contact information policy requires it to consider the public interest. However, Government or official sources’ websites will not affect by this policy change. Customers should expect a response within a few days.
Webpages Other search engines and direct access are still available. He advised consumers to contact publishers to address the source of the issue.