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How to scrub your phone number and address from Google search

By Tatum Hunter

29 Sep 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Have you ever checked if you can find your email or number on the internet? Google is making it easier to request the removal of your personal data from their search tool. This article explains how.

From a simple Google search, strangers can dig up your phone number, physical address or other personal information. You might not want that floating around the internet — or its presence could be putting you in danger.

Now, Google says it’s making it easier to request that information be removed from search results. A new shortcut, which Google teased in May, is rolling out in its app and next to search results in the United States during the next two weeks. Before, you could request the removal of that type of information through this form.

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