Can you remove your phone listing from Google?


Quick Answer

As of 2015, Google generally does not remove telephone numbers from its database upon request. However, telephone listings may be removed from web directories that appear in Google search results, by contacting the website host.

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Google has a policy of removing certain sensitive information, such as government identification numbers, bank account and credit card numbers and nude photographs that were uploaded without the subject's consent. However, this policy explicitly excludes telephone numbers under most circumstances.

Google states that they remove information if it is confidential or can be used to find further information that may result in financial harm or identity theft. If the telephone number in question fits neither criteria, it is not removed. In those cases, in order to have a telephone number removed from Google search results, one must contact the website that is listing the number in its database.

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