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If there's something you don't like about yourself on the web, usually Google isn't going to remove it from search results. If you complain, though, Google will remove web pages that include your bank account numbers and other sensitive information. And recently, they added medical records to the list of things they will remove upon request.


Dear Lifehacker, I'm currently in the process of changing jobs within my organisation and as part of that process I need to supply my employer with medical information from laser eye surgery I had six months ago (it's an aviation-related job). I have contacted my health practitioner on numerous occasions and asked them to send me a copy of my medical records or even a report detailing the outcome of the surgery, but they continue to give me the runaround. I have the feeling they are worried I am taking my file to another doctor.

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