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The government took nearly all its services online in 2003 with the e-Estonia State Portal

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Innar Liiv | The Conversation 

Big Brother does “just want to help” – in Estonia, at least. In this small nation of 1.3 million people, citizens have overcome fears of an Orwellian dystopia with ubiquitous surveillance to become a highly digital society.

The government took nearly all its services online in 2003 with the e-Estonia State Portal. The country’s innovative digital governance was not the result of a carefully crafted master plan, it was a pragmatic and cost-efficient response to budget limitations. It helped that citizens trusted their politicians after Estonia regained ...

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First Published: Wed, April 05 2017. 15:36 IST
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