Wednesday, August 17

Google can now be asked to delete images of minors | Digital Trends Spanish

Google just rolled out a new security feature that allows people under 18 to request removal of their images from the company’s search results.

This new feature was announced in August and is now available.

How does it work?

According to the technology, anyone can start the elimination process from this website of help.

Interested parties will have to provide the URLs of the images that they want to be removed from the search results, as well as the name and age of the minor, and the name and relationship of the person who could be acting on their behalf (a parent or tutor, for example).

Google indicates that it will remove the images of any minor “except in cases of overriding public interest or newsworthy.”

The company also explains that this new function can only be applied to those under 18 years of age. In this way, a person who is over 30 years old, for example, will not be able to request that his images from when he was a minor be deleted.

Google explains that removing a photo from its search results does not remove it from the web. In this sense, the technology suggests to those who go through the application process to contact directly the administrator of the website where their images are hosted.

In addition, Google already offers other ways to request the removal of certain types of harmful content, including non-consensual explicit images, financial and medical information, among other private data.

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