E-Estonia, a digital society

What is it?
Estonia, a small republic that has the most startups per person, the fastest broadband speeds and offers something that no other country does: e-residency. Estonia aims to become the ideal information society. At present, Estonia has become one of the world’s most developed digital societies.

E-Residency is building a new digital nation for citizens of the world where no one is stopped because of their entrepreneurial potential, because of where they live or where they choose. They have built an efficient, safe and transparent ecosystem that saves time and money.

Why is it cool?

What is e-residency?
The citizens and residents of Estonia receive e-residency a digital ID issued by the government and full access to the public e-services of Estonia.

What can you do with an e-residency?
It is a transnational digital identity that offers everyone, anywhere, the opportunity to succeed as an entrepreneur. This allows them to set up a trusted EU company with all the tools needed to do business globally. They can then use their secure digital identity to manage their business completely online, anywhere in the world, with minimal costs and hassle.

Do you want to know how to become an e-residence? Watch the video!

Also in Estonia, they are aware of the increasing cybercrime and politically motivated attacks on electronic services and they take it very seriously! Their livelihood and economic well-being depend on that. This means that cybersecurity is more important than ever. To this end, the country has set up a burglary detection and security system. They have implemented blockchain technology to ensure the integrity of data and systems and to fight insider risk. 

They also have an e-Law that allows the public to read every draft law that has been submitted since February 2003. Thanks to fully automated court processes and electronic means of communication, Estonia has one of the most effective legal systems in the world.

The e-Court system is a fully comprehensive system for the management of all legal proceedings. The solution has been implemented for Estonian courts under the Ministry of Justice and paperless procedures have been implemented since 2015. Estonia’s e-Police system is based on the principle that providing the best possible communication and coordination will lead to the most effective police work

All these E’s to make it as pleasant and easy as possible for the citizens of Estonia.

Why it has Future Growth Potential
The next step that E-Estonia wants to make is to make the basic services completely digital. To be an innovative and successful lead, they strive to become a secure e-state with automatic e-services that are available 24/7.

They are creating a Utopia for their citizens where everything is easy to reach. But can they keep up with the newest cyber attacks en make sure all data is save? 

How long will it take before West-Europe sees Estonia as a lead and go fully E?