Google confirm people can finally have their phone numbers and addresses taken off site

The move also includes email addresses and other important data

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Google are now letting people have their phone numbers and addresses taken off the site.

The move also includes email addresses as well as other important data.

It’s aimed at doing more to protecting people’s privacy and safety online.

The search engine has been urged for years to remove personally identifiable data.

Google are letting people have their phone numbers of the site
Google are letting people have their phone numbers of the site
You can make a request for your number to be removed via Google's website
You can make a request for your number to be removed via Google's website

Before the latest update, people were limited to requesting Google to remove certain personal details, such as national ID numbers, bank account and credit card numbers.

Speaking about the changes in a blog, Google wrote: "The availability of personal contact information online can be jarring.

"It can be used in harmful ways, including for unwanted direct contact or even physical harm.

"And people have given us feedback that they would like the ability to remove this type of information from Search in some cases."

In order to request the removal of content, people should go to the Google website.

Requests could take several days to process.