Tim Hortons App Violated Privacy Laws

Source: Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press, CTV News, June 2, 2022

The app tracked users as long as the device was on, continually gathering their location data.

OTTAWA – The Tim Hortons mobile ordering app violated the law by collecting vast amounts of location information from customers, an investigation by federal and provincial privacy watchdogs has found.

In a report released Wednesday, privacy commissioners say people who downloaded the Tim Hortons app had their movements tracked and recorded every few minutes, even when the app was not open on their phones.

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