Facebook Hires ACLU Lawyer

Slightly off topic but nevertheless quite interesting to see that FB are trying placate those who say that they hold too much data on users..

CNET report:

ACLU lawyer to be Facebook public-policy director
Facebook has hired an American Civil Liberties Union attorney to serve in the new role of director of public policy for the social network, according to The New York Times.

As a senior attorney at the ACLU, Timothy Sparapani worked on issues like data mining and national ID cards. He also has close ties to privacy groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and the Center for Digital Democracy.
Representatives from those groups have complained about Facebook’s advertising practices and its revised terms of service agreement. (The CDD complained this week that revised terms of service still give Facebook too much control over user data.)