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Media Advisory: Privacy Protection Authorities to Release Findings Following Investigation into Tim Hortons App

May 31, 2022

The results of a joint investigation into a Tim Hortons mobile app will be released tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The investigation was launched after media reports raised concerns about how the app was collecting and using app users’ geolocation information.

A teleconference for journalists will be held to discuss the findings, with participation by:

  • Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of Canada
  • Diane Poitras, President of the Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec
  • Michael McEvoy, Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia
  • Jill Clayton, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada notes that this will be Commissioner Therrien’s final news conference before his mandate ends on June 3rd. He will be available to take questions on his term following the news conference with his provincial counterparts.

News conference details:

Date:  Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Time: 11:30 a.m. ET (9:30 MT and 8:30 PT)

Format: Conference call with journalists will begin with statements from the privacy regulators, followed by questions from reporters.

IMPORTANT NOTE regarding call-in information: Journalists who wish to join the teleconference should email communications@priv.gc.ca in advance of the news conference. (This line is available to media only.)

General information: One hour before the teleconference, a news release and the investigation Report of Findings will be posted on the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada website. Embargoed copies are not available in advance.

The call will be held in French and English. Please note that simultaneous interpretation will not be available.

Contacts for information and interview requests:

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
communications@priv.gc.ca

Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec
medias@cai.gouv.qc.ca

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia
MMitchell@oipc.bc.ca

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta
SSibbald@oipc.ab.ca