There is a very limited number of companies that you can trust your personal information to. Things like name, surname, social security numbers, photos, home address, phone number, etc. I recommend against doing that at all.
Explanation of what personal information means to google can be found in their FAQ. I’ve found this info curious:
Types of information we might remove include:
National identification numbers like U.S. Social Security Numbers
Bank account numbers
Credit card numbers
Images of signatures
Types of information we will not remove include:
A user’s date of birth
A user’s address
A user’s telephone number
Google also doesn’t remove your pictures from the web search. Beware!
In other news – Citrix decided it’s a great idea to update/upgrade their forums. They’ve copy pasted personal information (name/surname) from your main account to the discussion boards. Currently it’s not possible to remove that, even if you adjust the information on the main Citrix account management web site. This is a good life lesson.
Thanks for writing to us.
We are sorry to hear that you are not able to change the display name on discussions.citrix.com. The business is actively working on facilitating this feature and it will be made available to all the users in the near future.
In general, we have experienced unparalleled demand for the collateral since we re-launched Forums as Discussions this month. Keep in mind, that all your feedback is important for us in-order to make this new platform much better.
Please keep visiting our forums discussions.citrix.com and provide feedbacks. We look forward to hearing back from you and hope you have a great day!
The Citrix WebServices Team”
In other news – the same applies to real world when some companies sell their databases of personal info and you get haunted by phone calls/spam mails, etc. There’s a Latvian agency that is suppose to protect that kind of information and prevent it being used by 3rd parties without a consent. I don’t expect much from them as the fines for misuse of personal information are hilarious. Somewhere @ 100$ administrative fine. Cheapest marketing option available.
In other news – just when I wanted to buy myself an LG TV – it turns out they’re stealing end users’ personal data and selling it to advertisers. Not buying any of their products. Wireshark proof.
https://support.google.com/websearch/troubleshooter/3111061 – Remove information from Google