Government leaders in Haiti have begun discussion over the Unified Exchange Platform (also known as UXP). This platform has been used by other developing nations. Some describe this software as revolutionizing the exchange of information among governmental entities. For example, data can be shared much more rapidly within the government. Proponents of this system also boast that it provides a level of security that meets the industry standard. What has not been elaborated on, however, is what type of data will actually be shared and how this system plans on protecting the privacy interests that lurk in personally identifiable information. This brings to mind the essential questions, “Is it security or privacy that we want?  If we want both, how do we balance these interests?”

Source: Pilot phase of implementation of the UXP platform, Haitilibre.com (Feb. 11, 2016), http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-16576-haiti-technology-pilot-phase-of-implementation-of-the-uxp-platform.html.

 

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Magdala is a second-year law student at the University of Illinois College of Law. She is the first generation of her family to be born in the United States!

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