In 2023, Google will be able to tell you if personal information appears in a search
As part of its “results about you” function, Google will be able to warn you if your personal information, such as your phone number, email address, or home address, appears in search results starting “early next year.” The news comes as Google has officially begun rolling out the tool, which allows users to simply make removal requests for results containing personal information. Last week, some individuals began to see the tool.
According to a tweet from the corporation, the notification system would be opt-in. Ideally, most individuals will not have to enable it; nonetheless, having the choice will be useful, particularly for those in high-profile positions or who are targeted by harassment campaigns.