Tim Hortons facing class-action lawsuit over app location tracking

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    Mar 11, 2012
    The court application filed by Montreal-based law firms LPC Advocat Inc. and Consumer Law Group on Tuesday, cites reporting by the Financial Post from earlier in June, which revealed the Tim Hortons app was logging users’ location in the background when the app wasn’t open. The app was streaming GPS location data to Radar Labs Inc., an American company which analyzes location data to infer where users live and work, and logs a person’s visits to one of Tim Hortons’ competitors, such as Starbucks Corp. or McDonald’s Corp. Immediately after privacy commissioners for the federal government, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia announced their joint investigation on Monday, Tim Hortons said in a statement that it has discontinued its practice of tracking users’ location when the app is not open.
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