You like having the ability to have your voice heard, well Facebook is asking you what you think about privacy rights and information sharing.


Roughly one billion users in the Facebook Community have the opportunity to have their opinion voiced and recorded in a poll that Facebook will use to help determine what they should do moving forward as well as some proposed changes to the information sharing policy's and such.

Facebook is proposing to eliminate the 4-year-old system that allows users to vote on changes to its governance policies, as well as loosen the restrictions on how members of the social network can contact other members using the Facebook email system. The company plans to replace the "Who can send you Facebook messages" setting with new filters for managing incoming messages. Facebook also clarified a new policy allowing it to share user data with recently acquired photo-application Instagram. They say it will be carried out in compliance with applicable laws and that Facebook will seek user consent when necessary.

Facebook users have until December 10, 2012 to cast their vote and at least 30 percent of users must vote in order to have the poll be binding to what the users wish to have.

You can see the complete list of changes being proposed here.