Google has published a tool which allows you to ‘track’ all the information which is being published about you.
The same tool allows you to delete personal information from the Google Search Engine. The ‘Me on the Web’ application has been made for people that want to track themselves on the internet.
It is possible that you have a reputation that you want to keep high. If somebody posts a ‘fake’ message with your name in it, you will get warned by the ‘Me on the Web‘ application.
How to manage my online reputation
Google has published various tools which allow you to manage your online reputation. The perfect tool which you can use is the ‘manage my online reputation’ tool by Google. Click here to be redirected to the Online Reputation Tool.
Search removal request under European Data Protection law
The article on the Google website explains why they enabled this function:
A recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union found that certain users can ask search engines to remove results for queries that include their name where those results are “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant, or excessive in relation to the purposes for which they were processed.”
Implementation by Google
In implementing this decision, we will assess each individual request and attempt to balance the privacy rights of the individual with the public’s right to know and distribute information. When evaluating your request, we will look at whether the results include outdated information about you, as well as whether there’s a public interest in the information—for example, information about financial scams, professional malpractice, criminal convictions, or public conduct of government officials.
Visit the Google removal website here.