e-Estonia - We have built a digital society and so can you
10 Oct 2019
Techerati Keynote Theatre
Estonia is probably the only country in the world where 99% of the public services are available online 24/7. Only marriages, divorces and real-estate transactions are impossible online – you still have to get out of the house for those. Electronic ID was the first cornerstone of e-Estonia and enables Estonian citizens to benefit from convenient, safe and fast hassle-free e-services. Nearly every Estonian has an electronic ID. Thanks to a safe, convenient and flexible digital ecosystem, Estonia has reached an unprecedented level of transparency in governance and built broad trust in its digital society. As a result, Estonia saves over 1400 years of working time annually and has become a hassle-free environment for business and entrepreneurship. However, Estonia sees the natural next step in the evolution of the e-state as moving basic services into a digital mode. This means that things can be done for citizens automatically and in that sense invisibly.