Reviewed October 7th, 2020
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Sonos One SL

Sonos, Inc.
8/10

Summary

The Sonos One SL is a version of the Sonos One smart speaker that does not include the microphone for Alexa or Google Assistant functionality, which is specifically targeted at privacy-minded people. The speaker can be purchased for $179.

Breach History


Has there ever been a breach or data leak?

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Date of last breach

January 2020


Sonos does not appear to have suffered a formal data breach. However, in January of 2020, the company mistakenly sent an email to almost 500 customers which revealed the email addresses of each recipient.

Privacy Checklist

Does it meet our minimum privacy standards?

Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?

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Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?

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Does it use cookies, telemetry, or third-party tracking scripts?

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Is the privacy policy user-friendly (easy to understand)?

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Does it have parental controls?

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Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?

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Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?

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Does it require you to create a strong password?

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Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?

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Does it have a privacy policy?

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How Can It Snoop?

What sensitive hardware access requirements does it have?

Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?

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Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?

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Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?

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Account Requirements

What information is required to create an account or use it?

Does it require an email address to use?

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Does it require a phone number to use?

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Does it require an address (home or office) to use?

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Payment Options

What payment methods are available?

Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?

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Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?

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Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?

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Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?

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What Could Go Wrong?

What's the worst case scenario for your data?

Little risk in using this product. Sonos designed it to be a very privacy-minded device.

How Does It Share Your Data?

Where is your data going? Who has access to it?

Sonos claims it does not share your personal data with third parties for commerical or marketing purposes.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Great build quality and sound.
  • Very privacy-minded.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • No Bluetooth support.

Final Thoughts


If you are looking for a smart speaker that focuses on privacy and security, this is the one. This speaker does not have Alexa or Google Assistant. There is little risk in using this speaker as Sonos does not share personal data with third parties. However, the company has made mistakes in releasing customer information in the past. Be aware of this before purchasing.

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