Estonia’s E-Government – A model to look towards and replicate?

imagesEstonia’s e-government has been widely praised for its simplicity and ease of use. All Estonian citizens are assigned a personal ID code rather than using a social security number, taxpayer number, etc. Secondly, Estonia uses Public-key infrastructure (PKI) which allows citizens to be able to have a “signature” for government transactions. This digital signature has been applied to mobile phones and ID cards allow Estonians to be able to electronically vote, file taxes, maintain business and property records, and register births and deaths.

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