In an update to its support documentation, Google has confirmed that its Gemini suite of AI apps collects and retains user data and related information such as language, devices, and location for up to three years to improve its services. Although users can control which data is retained and for how long, Google notes that even when Gemini Apps Activity is disabled, conversations with Gemini will be saved to a Google Account for up to 72 hours to maintain safety and security. Google also highlighted that human annotators routinely read, label and process conversations with Gemini that have been disconnected from the relevant Google Accounts to improve the service.
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