Anicet Mbida 06:52, October 05, 2022

Anicet Mbida delivers to us every morning what is best in terms of innovation.

This Wednesday, he is interested in a novelty in the fight against the publication of sensitive data.

It will soon be possible to receive an alert when a publication on the Internet concerns us and to remove it with one click from the Google search engine.

The innovation of the day is good news: we will soon be alerted as soon as sensitive information concerning us is published on the internet.

Above all, we will be able to remove it in one click from the Google search engine.

Initially, this will be limited to their postal address, telephone number and email address.

If they appear somewhere, you will receive a notification.

You will be able to consult the offending pages.

And if your information has nothing to do with it, just click on "Delete", the pages will be automatically removed from the Google index.

This does not mean that they will be deleted from the internet.

But at least they won't appear in the list when you do a search.

I don't know if you've ever tried to get something removed from Google.

But it's the cross and the banner: you have to fill out a lot of forms, send a lot of supporting documents and cross your fingers for it to be taken into account.

Soon everything will be automatic.

When exactly?

The tool is starting to roll out right now.

But the automatic alerts will only arrive at the beginning of next year.

It will be accessible in the Google application by clicking on its photo and choosing “Search for you”.

The tool will also allow you to request the withdrawal of information such as your social security number, bank account or login credentials.

But in this case, there will be no automatic alert.

It will simply redirect you to the correct forms.

So it's far from perfect.

But we still measure the progress made.

Google has always been very reluctant to remove anything from its index except when it explicitly falls under the law (pedophile content for example).

He bets everything on freedom of expression and the fight against censorship.

It has not changed with "the right to be forgotten"?


The procedure is still just as complex.

Only requests for obsolete, totally false or purely defamatory content are accepted.

In addition, the information remains visible everywhere in the world, except in Europe!

Fortunately, for personal information such as his address, his email or his telephone number, everything will finally become simpler… It was about time.