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Published on April 30th, 2015 | by Joshua New


Download Your Personal Search History

Google has added a feature to let users download their entire search history, including searches from email accounts and queries made on Google Maps. Additionally, the datasets include the links and images users clicked on after performing a search. Google developed this feature to give users greater access to their own data. Given that search data may contain personal or sensitive information, Google also provides recommendations about how to prevent unauthorized access to downloaded search histories, such as using two-step verification and only downloading search data on to personal devices.

Get the data.

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About the Author

Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.

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