Food-delivery apps may have to share customer data with city restaurants

Restaurant delivery companies may be on the verge of handing over customer data to the restaurants whose food they deliver.

The City Council is expected to vote Thursday on a bill that would require food-delivery apps to share with restaurants, upon request, the names, telephone numbers, email addresses and contents of orders made through the app to their restaurant. 

The bill, if approved, would represent a major victory for the city’s restaurant lobby, which has long complained that delivery companies withhold basic information that could be valuable for marketing directly to customers. But the companies that deliver the food, as well as privacy-focused groups, say the bill raises

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