Reviewed October 16th, 2020
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Doordash, Inc.


Doordash is an American food delivery service that serves hungry customers! The customers, delivery drivers, and resturants are all connected through a free app that users can download. If you are hungry and want to get food delivered, Doordash is the move.

Breach History

Has there ever been a breach or data leak?


Date of last breach

May 2019

Doordash confirmed a data breach that affected 4.9 million users five months after it occurred. User personal information such as name, address, email, and hashed and salted passwords were stolen.

Privacy Checklist

Does it meet our minimum privacy standards?

Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?


Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?


Does it use cookies, telemetry, or third-party tracking scripts?


Is the privacy policy user-friendly (easy to understand)?


Does it have parental controls?


Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?


Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?


Does it require you to create a strong password?


Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?


Does it have a privacy policy?


How Can It Snoop?

What sensitive hardware access requirements does it have?

Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?


Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?


Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?


Account Requirements

What information is required to create an account or use it?

Does it require an email address to use?


Does it require a phone number to use?


Does it require an address (home or office) to use?


Payment Options

What payment methods are available?

Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?


Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?


Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?


Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?


What Could Go Wrong?

What's the worst case scenario for your data?

Doordash is a safe app to use and work for. However, there was a breach with a third party service provider, whuch may have resulted in the leaking of user data such as the last four digits of consumer cards and bank account numbers. Doordash makes sure your entire numbers are not accessible even to you, so these numbers were protected. Since this leak, Doordash has also added additional protective security laters and protocols improving the infrastructure. Be wary and hopefully Doordash has learned from their previous mistakes.

How Does It Share Your Data?

Where is your data going? Who has access to it?

Doordash states that they may collect, receive, and share personal information about you from third party sources. However, Doordash does not sell or rent personal information.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Easy to use, accessible, and deliveries arrive on time.
  • Privacy policy is easy to follow.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • Doordash may use your personal information with third parties to bring you personalized ads.

Final Thoughts

Doordash is a simple and easy way to have your favorite foods to be delivered to your house. However, Doordash may collect, receive, and share personal information about you with third party sources. Doordash was also breached and millions of users' personal information was leaked in 2019. Proceed with caution.

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