Jabra Elite Earbuds

Jabra Elite Earbuds

Jabra
Bluetooth

Review date: Nov. 8, 2021

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Mozilla says

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People voted: Not creepy

If you're more the sporty type or if you just don't like wearing big, over the ear headphones, Jabra's series of little earbuds might be for you. They do all the things: noise cancelling, custom sound levels for music, multiple microphones for calls, filtering out noise, and listening for you to ask Alexa, Siri, or Google to play that next song with 25-hours of battery life. All shoved right into your ears. These earbuds are truly small, truly wireless, and truly easy to lose. Best of all, Jabra seems happy to sell you their earbuds and not sell your data.

What could happen if something goes wrong?

Jabra seems to do a good job with privacy and security. For the most part, they sell hardware (headphones), not you. They say clearly in their privacy policy, “under no circumstances will jabra sell your personal information.” This is good. They do say they can share some personal information with third parties, which is pretty normal, and they add that, “These third parties may not process your personal data for their own purposes.” Yay!

And really, these earbuds don’t collect a whole lot of data on you. If you download the app to control certain features, which isn’t required to use these little headphones but sure makes things nicer, you’ll have to give us some basic personal information. All in all though, these earbuds feel safe. They are even the chosen earbuds of your *Privacy Not Included researcher.

Tips to protect yourself

  • Consider deleting your location data in Jabra+ app
  • Consider using your headphones without connecting it to an app. This way, you may decrease amount of data collected
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Can it snoop on me? information

Camera

Device: No

App: No

Microphone

Device: Yes

App: Yes

Tracks location

Device: No

App: Yes

What can be used to sign up?

What data does the company collect?

How does the company use this data?

Jabra does not sell data. It does forward data to third-party vendors, and the third parties may not process your personal data for their own purposes.

How can you control your data?

Jabra keeps data for a minimum time and data will be deleted when no longer necessary under the purpose for which it was collected.

What is the company’s known track record of protecting users’ data?

Average

No known incidents in the last 3 years.

Can this product be used offline?

Yes

User-friendly privacy information?

No

Links to privacy information

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards? information

Yes

Encryption

Yes

Strong password

Not Applicable

Bluetooth connection

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Privacy policy

Yes

Does the product use AI? information

Yes

You can connect to Alexa or Google assistant.

Is this AI untrustworthy?

N/A

What kind of decisions does the AI make about you or for you?

If you connect to Alexa or Google Assistant, the voice recognition is used.

Is the company transparent about how the AI works?

N/A

Does the user have control over the AI features?

Yes


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