CNET reports on how restaurants have added themselves to the list of establishments asking customers for their personal information. As more restaurants move to incorporate apps to reduce customers’ wait times, they are gathering people’s data and increasingly storing people’s cellphone numbers. While giving up cellphone information may not seem lucrative for the restaurant, it is often connected to a great deal of information. As Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst with the American Civil Liberties Union, said, "The cellphone number is quickly becoming the new Social Security number in the digital age."
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