is autoremove safe?

i regularly keep my system up to date, i am on whonix 15 kvm.

today, in gateway i got “acl” can be removed, do apt autoremove after updating, so i did it. Then i looked up what it was and it is access control list? does this have anything to do with permissions and did i just fuck my system up because of it? does app-armor need it?

same thing in workstation, this time i got "the following packages can be removed, “acl mupdf”.

so what is the deal with autoremove? is this safe to do?