Google strips private medical data from searches

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Google strips private medical data from searches
« on: June 26, 2017, 07:41:40 AM »

Google has quietly amended its search engine indexing to exclude past and present personal medical data for the first time.

It’s a deceptively straightforward change the company describes in its data removal policy homepage as relating to “confidential, personal medical records of private people.”

The shock of this – which perhaps also explains why it is being sneaked in as a single line of text on a help page very few people visit – is that Google’s search engine would index such a sensitive category of data in the first place.

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