Tim Hortons reached a settlement and is offering you a free coffee and doughnut

A hot Tim Hortons beverage. (Courtesy: Unsplash/ Erik Mclean)

Tim Hortons has finally reached a settlement regarding their 2022 class action lawsuit and is compensating app users with a free hot beverage and a baked good. 

Multiple national class action lawsuits were filed against the beloved coffee and doughnut franchise alleging that the restaurant’s mobile app stole private geolocation data from Apr. 1, 2019 through to Sept. 30, 2020. 

Privacy commissioners revealed that those who downloaded the Tim Hortons app had their whereabouts tracked and recorded several times a day, even when the app was closed. 

Tim Hortons claims the settlement is not an admittance of wrongdoing. 

“These allegations have not been proven in Court and are contested by the Defendants, whose position is that they have complied at all times with all applicable legislation and did not commit any wrongdoing of any kind,” reads an email sent to app users. 

Settlements were reached for four lawsuits in Quebec, British Columbia and Ontario. 

Some believe a free coffee and croissant is an insignificant offer in comparison to alleged years of privacy harm. 

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