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INSIDE THE VILLAGE: At Tim Hortons, your privacy is worth a coffee and doughnut

Episode 15 of the podcast: Roasted by the privacy commissioner for illegally tracking customers on its app, Tim Hortons is proposing a controversial settlement: a free beverage and baked good

Welcome back to Inside the Village, a one-of-a-kind podcast where all news is local—and no topic is off-limits.

After a brief summer hiatus, we're back with another episode.

How much is your privacy worth? For Tim Hortons, the answer appears to be a hot beverage and a baked good.

That’s what the iconic company is offering customers in its proposed settlement of multiple class-actions lawsuits triggered by revelations that the Hortons app secretly tracked people’s movements. Is a free coffee and doughnut adequate compensation for such a serious breach of privacy?

We ask Jasminka Kalajdzic, an associate professor of law who leads the Class Action Clinic at the University of Windsor.

Also on the podcast: Chaos at the airport. Enough said.

Launched in April, Inside the Village is a news and current affairs podcast that provides a weekly window into some of the best local journalism from across Village Media's chain of Ontario newsrooms. The program also explores bigger-picture issues that impact people across the province.

Every episode is available on this news site /insidethevillage. If you prefer the audio version, it is available wherever you find your favourite podcasts.

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