Council Passes Restaurant Data Sharing Bill Opposed by GMHC, NGLCC

Months after GMHC launched a partnership with DoorDash to help deliver food to clients during the pandemic, the HIV service organization is warning that the partnership could be thrown into limbo thanks to approved City Council legislation forcing DoorDash and other delivery services to hand over more personal information about customers.

GMHC and the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) were among multiple groups that sounded the alarm about Int 2311-2021, which passed on July 29. Lawmakers framed the bill, proposed by Manhattan Councilmember Keith Powers, as a way to assist struggling restaurants during the pandemic. But others decried the legislation as a violation of privacy for consumers — and they said it would require customers to jump through hurdles to opt out of the data sharing.

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