The Facebook company has forbidden developers to use a massive amount of data collected by the social network for observation.

Facebook noted that users should feel safe. Therefore, an item added to the rules, which indicates the inadmissibility of using data to collect information about them. Societet has already taken action against developers who have created tools for surveillance.

Earlier, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) received information that Facebook and Instagram companies provided user data to Geofeedia, which develops surveillance products, which were then passed on to law enforcement agencies. After that, access to Geofeedia social network data was shut down.

The social network expressed its gratitude to the ACLU branch in California for attracting public attention to “this important issue,” and promised to discuss the problem of surveillance in social networks with union representatives.