Proposed ordinance requires platforms to share customers’ personal info
In September, Miami-Dade commissioners are scheduled to consider a proposed ordinance requiring food delivery apps to collect and share private account information with convenience stores, restaurants, and supermarkets following each app transaction. While Congress and state legislatures have pursued privacy legislation that puts individuals in control of personal data, including a bill enacted in Florida earlier this year, the Miami-Dade proposal requires consumers’ private information be shared with businesses without consumers’ consent.
“We know that Americans want to see improved cybersecurity and more digital privacy,” said Chamber of Progress State and Local Policy Director Kouri Marshall. “This proposal fails on both counts. By sharing personal data without the consent of customers or even the option to opt out, this ordinance is going to elevate cybersecurity risks for people who order food, groceries, and other essentials online.”
A poll released earlier this year by Chamber of Progress shows that when voters were asked to select their top two tech policy priorities for federal action, 58 percent of voters chose “enacting regulations to protect consumer privacy online.” Digital privacy was followed closely by “protecting consumers from scams/malware,” which was selected by 45 percent of respondents. Another Chamber of Progress poll conducted during last year’s 2022 midterm elections, similarly found that voters ranked privacy and cybersecurity as their top two tech policy priorities.
The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners is expected to take up the delivery data-sharing provision (Item File Number 231055) in mid-September. In a letter sent earlier this month, Chamber of Progress wrote to commissioners urging them to oppose the measure.
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