Access to Information Commission to collaborate on joint inquiry into Tim Hortons’ mobile app

An investigation was launched following numerous media reports which raised issues regarding the collection and use of personal information by the company Tim Hortons ( Restaurant Brands International Inc) using its mobile application, including geolocation data.

The joint survey will be carried out by:
· the Quebec Access to Information Commission;
· Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta
· the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia;
· the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada;
The Access to Information Commission will examine the conformity of the company’s practices with regard to the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector.