Any information that once got on the Internet remains there forever. Sometimes it is simply impossible to remove it. Whether people can see your personal data depends on how easy it is to find it using search engines.
How to remove personal information from social networks
Almost all popular social networks, such as VK, Odnoklassniki, Twitter and others, have a special function that allows you to choose which personal data will be available for viewing by other users.
There are privacy settings in every social network. However, not all information can be hidden. Some personal data will still be displayed publicly or become available in the future.
How to remove personal information from your site
If you yourself are the owner of the site where your personal data is located, then the situation is much simpler here. You have complete freedom of action: you can remove unnecessary information from the page, or remove the entire page as a whole, or you can generally remove the entire site as a whole.
If you still want to save personal information on your own site, but do not want search engines to display it in search results, then you can protect a page or an entire section of the site with a password. It is also available to configure the blocking of search engines (robots.txt file).
How to remove personal information from someone else's site
If you do not have access to the sites where your personal information is posted, then you can contact the site administration with a request to delete it. As a rule, such requests are fulfilled after some time.
How to remove links to a site from search engines
Google may remove links to pages on the site that contain national identification numbers, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, signature images, and explicit photographs that have been uploaded without the consent of their owners.
However, it is worth noting that it is not the unwanted information itself that is removed, but simply the links will stop being indexed and the pages will not be visible in search results. The information remains on the Internet, it just does not appear in the list for the search query. If you go directly to the site itself, which contains information you do not want, then you can look at it.
Caution is the best defense
When posting candid photos and personal information on the Internet, you should always remember that it is almost impossible to permanently delete it.
Be extremely careful before disclosing personal information online.