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Send back the bad food delivery bill

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The New York City Council just passed a bill that will put consumers’ personal information at risk — and restaurants on the hook.

Last week, the Council approved a bill that would require third-party food delivery services to share customer data — including the customer’s name, phone number, email address, delivery address and the contents of their order — with restaurants. Although the bill isn’t as bad as it could have been, it is still a sharp blow to consumer privacy. Since Mayor de Blasio is expected to sign it, New Yorkers should be aware of the upcoming privacy changes before placing their next dinner order.

The bill will impact millions of New Yorkers: In 2019, New York City residents spent more money on food delivery services than any other city in the United States. The average New Yorker spent $773.70 per year on food delivery. Since the pandemic began, there has been a delivery boom, with DoorDash, Uber Eats, GrubHub and Postmates seeing more orders than ever before. Since these apps provide a critical service to both customers and restaurants, it’s........

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