Estonian ICT

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Information about Estonian ICT

Published on March 4, 2014

Author: cipisec



Short presentation about how Estonian e-government works (via ICT demo center in Tallinn).

Estonian ICT Reducing administrative burden My name

Population: 1.3 Million Size: 45 227 km² Capital: Tallinn Language: Estonian Member of EU Currency: Euro GDP: 17 BEUR

Information society indicators

Information society indicators 100% of schools and government organizations are ICT equipped

Information society indicators 97% of businesses use computers

Information society indicators 76% of families have computer at home

Information society indicators Entire country is covered with a broadband connection

Information society indicators Four 3G and 4G networks

Information society indicators 75% of homes have broadband connection

Information society indicators 1007 public WiFi areas

Information society indicators Internet access is a social right

Information society indicators 99,8% of bank transfers are performed electronically

Information society indicators 95% of income tax declarations made via the e-Tax Board

Information society indicators 25% of votes were cast over the internet on 2013

Information society indicators 66% of the population participated in the census via internet


ID-Card 2002 - introduction of national electronic ID-Card More than 93% of the population has one Compulsory for all residents

ID-Card Contains: Information shown on the card

ID-Card Contains: Certificate for authentication (along with e-mail address

ID-Card Contains: Certificate for digital signature

Mobile-ID Introduced in 2007 Enables secure authentication and digital signatures via mobile phone

e-Services Digital Signature e-Pension Account e-Banking Land Register Business Register State Portal Tax and Customs ID-Ticket e-Health Board Customer Self Service Portals e-Police e-School i-Voting

Estonian Information System X-Road was launched in 2001

Some achievements 2000: Launch of e-Tax Board 2000: Launch of m-Parking

Some achievements 2003: Launch of ID bus ticket 2005: i-Voting was introduced

Some achievements 2007: Launch of e-Police system 2008: Launch of e-Health system

Some achievements 2010: Launch of e-Prescription 2011: Smart Grid introduced 2013: X-road Europe

How we got there?

1996: Tiger Leap Foundation to support ICT in schools

2001: Look@world starts to build 500 Public Internet Access Points

2002, 2009 & 2010: Computer usage courses for 10% of adult population under Look@world project

What’s next?

e-Receipt Official e-mail = physical address Virtual Resident (e-Estonian) Cross Border e-Services

Using ID-Card as a loyalty card

EstWin: 2017: 100 Mbps Internet to every home

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