I see your point about it not being a "leak" exactly, but I think there's something to be said for it exposing how ineffective Facebook's privacy controls are. Then again, anyone who expects to prevent something from being public information after telling it to all their friends isn't thinking things through.
Oh you mean like the public directory that is already available on facebook that you've linked to in your article? Give me a break.
Running for a political office in the next 20 years? Do you know the state of your Facebook profile when this archive was created?
What does running for office have to do with this? If you put some sort of compromising information on to the internet, that was probably a bad idea. If that's the case, then you have nobody to blame for your failed political career but yourself. But this .torrent file is just another copy of that information...there are probably another 10-20 other, unique copies out there.
Edit: also, it's not like this torrent makes any of the data easier to access...it's actually probably much easier to just go to someone's facebook page and look at it than it is to download multiple gigabytes of data, most of which will be useless.