When I Google my name, a box comes up that includes some incorrect information about me that is compromising my professional reputation: two books published by other people with the same name as mine. When I try and follow Google's procedures for removing them, I am quickly routed to forms that I do not understand.
Maybe you need to hire a lawyer to help with this.
Note that publicly available information, like if there actually is someone with the same name as you who wrote two books, is not "incorrect," and that author won't want this information removed.
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Unless the information posted is clearly being attributed to you, and is incorrect (ex: your home address, home phone number, name, but wrong profession), it's doubtful that anyone will make any corrections. There is virtually no litigious risk to parties who merely host/aggregate this kind of information especially the more common a name is.
If Google provides a procedure for making a correction but you cannot understand how to work that system, you may need to obtain some help from others who do understand the forms that Google uses... and it probably does not require a lawyer so much as someone who is tech-savvy.
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"I am quickly routed to forms that I do not understand." -- Did you mean "Form" or "Forum"
Either way, if you put up a post on a Google "Forum" asking for help on Google "forms: you will often find a good Samaritan who will work with you to get the situation corrected.
Further, you could contact Google's customer service with help with the "forms."
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