Google now allows anyone to request to have personally identifiable information removed from search results about themselves, including phone numbers, addresses, and emails.
This is an expansion of the types of content which is eligible for removal. In the past, Google has accepted requests to remove sensitive data (credit card and bank account numbers), but in light of increasing incidences of identity theft the company is now honoring requests to remove more types of data.
While removing this information from Google search results won't necessarily prevent all identity theft, we do encourage all of our clients to monitor search results for themselves and their loved ones in order to reduce the likelihood of identity theft, and request that Google remove sensitive information from search results to the degree possible.
Keep in mind that removing information from Google's search results doesn't remove it from the internet; to do so, you will need to directly contact the website hosting that information.