Google has announced updated policies regarding personal explicit images. The company has long had policies in place to allow users to remove non-consensual explicit imagery from search results. Now, Google is expanding these protections to allow individuals to request the removal of their own personal explicit images from search results.
This means that if someone creates and uploads explicit content to a website, and then deletes it, they can request that Google remove the content from search results if it is being published elsewhere without their approval. It’s important to note that this policy does not apply to content that individuals are currently commercializing.
In addition to these changes, Google has also updated and simplified the forms used to submit removal requests. These forms can now be used for any type of removal request, whether it’s for personal information, explicit imagery, or any other type of content.
It’s important to understand that removing content from Google Search does not remove it from the web or from other search engines. However, Google is hoping that these changes will provide individuals with more control over their private information appearing in search results.
Google recognizes that it is important for individuals to stay in control of their online experiences. These new tools and updates are part of the company’s ongoing efforts to make Google the safest way to search.
Overall, the updated policies on personal explicit images announced by Google allow individuals to request the removal of their own explicit content from search results. The company has also updated and simplified the forms used for removal requests, providing users with more control over their online experiences. While removing content from Google Search does not remove it from the web or other search engines, Google hopes that these changes will empower individuals to have more control over their private information appearing in search results.