Canadian Watchdogs Probing Tim Hortons For Privacy Breach

Law360 (June 29, 2020, 9:12 PM EDT) -- Canadian regulators said Monday they are investigating whether coffee and pastry chain Tim Hortons breached privacy law by constantly tracking the locations of users of its mobile ordering app without first getting valid consent.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, along with authorities in British Columbia, Quebec and Alberta, said it is looking at whether the company's practice, according to media reports, of tracking some users at all times through the ordering app violates Canadian privacy law.

A Tim Hortons spokesperson said Monday that the company recently updated the ordering app to only collect user location data when users have their app open,...

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