Google is to supply customers the choice of routinely deleting their search and placement historical past after three months.
The search large already permits customers to manually delete the info it scoops up after they use its merchandise similar to YouTube, Maps and Search.
Now, in a bid to supply extra management over private knowledge, it’s going to provide the choice of computerized deletion after three or 18 months.
Google stated the brand new instruments would seem within the “coming weeks”.
The search large has confronted scrutiny over the private knowledge it collects. In November, it was accused of tracking where people went even after they had switched off location historical past.
And earlier this month, to the shock of many individuals, Google stated human reviewers sometimes listened to voice recordings from its Dwelling speaker and Assistant app.
Presently, Google’s internet historical past and placement monitoring might be “paused” within the settings web page for every account.
However within the coming weeks it’s going to provide the choice to have this knowledge routinely eliminated when it’s quite a lot of months outdated.
It won’t , nonetheless, provide computerized deletion of YouTube watch historical past or voice instructions issued through Dwelling and Assistant.