Today, we’re making it easier for you to make decisions about your data directly within the Google products you use every day, starting with Search. Without ever leaving Search, you can now review and delete your recent Search activity, get quick access to the most relevant privacy controls in your Google Account, and learn more about how Search works with your data.
I guess it’s a good step, but I think we’re long past the point where it even matters.
And just how would we ever know if Google really had deleted anything? I believe with all my heart that they’d gladly delete all that data they gathered on us, just because they’re run by some very generous people… </sarcasm> Seriously, we’ll never know if the delete request ever deletes anything in any online service. More than likely, they just stop it from showing up in our account. They’ll never get rid of their most valuable product.