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What information does Google hold on me?

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How to find out – and control – all the personal information Google holds on you

Have you ever wondered how much personal information Google holds on you? The search giant has made it easier than ever before to keep tabs on what you’re sharing with it by using its services – from your Google and YouTube search and browsing histories to the places you’ve been while logged in. Read on for how to control what you’re sharing, and who can see it.

My Account

Google recently announced new privacy and security dashboard My Account, which brings together all user controls in one hub. It’s here that you’ll find all the information it has stored on you, along with how to delete it should you wish.

Visit https://myaccount.google.com/ and sign in using your Google account.

What information does Google hold on me?

You can check what information is held about you under the Personal Info & privacy tab in the central column (circled), where all data including your email address, phone number, search history and settings are stored.

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