Facebook will stop using the phone numbers of users that are added during two-factor authentication to form a list of suggested friends. It is reported by Reuters.
New rules will take effect this week in Ecuador, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Libya and Cambodia. Throughout the rest of the world, they will enter into force in early 2020.
In July 2019, the FTC fined Facebook $ 5 billion for violating user data privacy rules. It turned out that the social network used phone numbers to display advertisements.