Canadian coffee shop Tim Hortons caught ‘spying’ on customers with app using GPS tracker

Coffee chain Tim Hortons has landed in hot water over claims it collected location data on users of its mobile app (Image: Roberto Machado Noa/REX/Shutterstock)

Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons – which has branches across the UK – was spying on its users and tracking their location to find out if they were visiting other coffee shops according to a Canadian watchdog

by Ciaran Daly

Daily Star UK

June 2, 2022

Popular Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons, best known for its ‘Timbits’ and pretzel bagels, has been caught collecting intimate location data from users of its app to find out if they’ve been going to ‘competitor’ coffee shops.

According to Canadian regulators, Tim Hortons was ‘constantly’ tracking the location of users even when they weren’t using the app.

The app reportedly would collect information on customers’ whereabouts ‘every few minutes of every day’ to track “every time users entered or left a Tim Hortons competitor, a major sports venue, or their home or workplace” in order to find out whether users switched to other coffee shops.

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