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Restaurant Brands International and Tim Hortons Privacy Breach


The action is being brought on behalf of all Canadians who downloaded the Tim  Hortons mobile application, on or prior to June 29, 2020.

If you may have been impacted and you are interested in joining this class action, please contact us today.

 

About the Class Action / Mass Tort and Compensation

Restaurant Brands International Inc. (“RBI”) is one of the world’s largest quick service restaurant companies and owns several chains including Tim Hortons. The Tim Hortons mobile application was purported to be tracking some users’ geolocation at all hours of the day as users went about their regular activities. Some of those users may have unknowingly agreed to the location tracking in their mobile device’s settings.

Users of the Tim Hortons mobile application had reasonable expectations that the Defendants of the proposed action did not intrude  on their private lives,  did not track  and record their movements  or location  data,  and  did not try  to  profile  their  personalities  and  analyze  their behaviours.  The Defendants violated these expectations.

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Updates

December 2022:

We write to provide you with a further update beyond the update provided in September. We have been working with a law firm in Quebec. As of September 22, 2022, we have received settlement approval for a national settlement from the Superior Court in Quebec. The terms of the settlement agreement provides compensation in the form of a credit to be used for the purchase of one Hot Beverage and one Baked Good from any participating Tim Hortons store within Canada.

Please note that this credit can only be used once. The compensation will be credited directly into class members’ active App account or else by email to those who do not have an active account. If you are a class member and no longer have an account and do not receive an email with a credit, you will be able to contact the Defendants’ guest services to claim a credit.

September 2022:

As of September 22, 2022, we have received settlement approval for a national settlement from the Superior Court in Quebec.

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Details about the Class Action / Mass Tort

As data breaches have become more common with the increasing reliance on technology, class actions are a powerful tool to protect privacy rights and obtain compensation when those rights are violated.

If you have downloaded the Tim Hortons mobile application and have concerns that your personal information may have been compromised, you may be able to secure compensation.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions


A class action is a lawsuit which provides a method for a large group of people with common claims to come together to advance one claim on behalf of the group. Class actions are more efficient and cost-effective and allow for groups of people with common claims to gain access to the legal system and seek justice on their behalves.

 

Class actions are typically handled on a contingency fee basis. This means that the class counsel are only paid if the class action is successful at trial or settled. In the event that it is successful, class counsel fees may be paid by the Defendants owners and operators or out of either the settlement or judgment proceeds, as approved by the court. 

 

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