Privacy Notice for Audio Collection from Children’s Features on Google Assistant
We want to help parents understand how we collect voice and audio information
when people engage with children’s features, like Assistant for Families
Actions or YouTube Kids videos, through Google Assistant. In addition to the
information provided in the
applies to the use of these features on Google Assistant.
Children under the
applicable age in their country
whose parents have created their
Google Account with Family Link can link their
accounts to most Google Assistant-enabled devices.
The "Include voice and audio activity" option under the Web & App Activity
setting controls whether voice and audio recordings are stored to your Google
Account when you use your voice to interact with Assistant. This option is off
by default when creating a Google account, and is not required to use the
If your child’s "Include voice and audio activity" option under the Web & App
Activity setting is checked, when they interact with the Assistant on a signed-in
device, a recording of their interaction, plus a few seconds before, may be
stored with their account. Google uses this saved voice and audio activity to
develop and improve its audio recognition technologies and the Google services
that use them, like Google Assistant. If your child uses Google Assistant with
Voice Match and you’ve turned on this voice and audio activity setting, Google
may also temporarily process a model of your child’s voice from their saved
audio to develop and improve Google’s voice technologies and Google services
that use them.
If you created a new account for your child with Family Link, you can
access, update, remove and export your child’s audio recordings by signing into their Google Account.
If you do not remember your child’s password, you can reset it through the
Family Link app or via
Family Link settings on the web. Once signed in,
Google activity controls) to manage your child’s voice and
audio activity settings and the audio recordings stored with their account,
including to delete any activity stored in their account.
If your child created their own account prior to the change of the minimum
required age in your country, and you later granted permission for your child
to keep their account, you may need your child’s permission to reset their
password or sign in to their account.
If you have consented to enable Voice Match for your child so that Google
Assistant can recognize them and tell them apart from others, audio from a
small number of your child’s Assistant interactions may be saved on their
Assistant-enabled devices and sent temporarily to Google’s servers to fine tune
your child’s Voice Match model.
If you interact with children’s features—like Assistant for Families Actions or
YouTube Kids videos—on Google Assistant without a Google Account Managed with
Family Link that has opted in to include audio recordings or consented to Voice
Match, we will only briefly collect voice and audio recordings of those
interactions. This information is processed to allow for use of the audio
feature, so we can fulfill the interaction, and then immediately deleted from
Last modified: May 31, 2022