Given the ungainly hand that has held the rudder of Facebook's privacy policies--most recently with--it's welcome to now see Facebook letting its users have considerable say in how the company handles their privacy.
In a bold move,to allow users to help define them for the social-networking service.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called the move "fairly unprecedented," and he's right. It's also a welcome departure from the company's ill-fated attempts in the past toon the world with little public input.
Given the amount of personal data Facebook holds, it's critical that the processes governing collection and use of that data be somewhat open. A little transparency should go a long way toward making Facebook's privacy policies palatable.