Updating search results ‘commonly used tool’ for website administrators

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News that the Liberal government has asked Google to remove search results leading to web pages from Stephen Harper’s time as prime minister sparked outrage from the Opposition Conservatives on Thursday. But the government said it was simply doing some routine technical housekeeping to ensure the most up-to-date content appears when people search for information on government websites. 

Liberal request for Google was routine

CBC News asked Aaron Brindle, Google’s head of public affairs in Canada, for his perspective. Google’s removal policy states it “may remove certain types of sensitive personal information” that “creates significant risks of identity theft, financial fraud, or other specific harms.” 

By Nicole Ireland
Read the full article at CBC News.