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e-Governance: The Digital Republic Secured by Blockchain

Project Description

Estonia first began building its digital society through an e-governance system to provide public services online in 1997. In 2017, the Wired magazine called the country “the most advanced digital society in the world.” Today virtually all state-related operations – except marriage, divorce and real estate transactions – can be carried out digitally.

Filing a tax return takes five minutes, national voting occurs online, and no one has to track down medical records. Officials report that Estonia saves over 800 years of working time and 2 percent of GDP annually through its digitized public services.

  • 99% of public services are available to citizens as e-services.
  • Blockchain technology has been in use in Estonia’s data registries since 2012 and protects the e-services such as the e-Health Record, e-Banking, e-Business Register etc.

Sponsor

PwC Estonia

Contact us

Priit Martinson

Priit Martinson

Director, Advokaadibüroo PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal OÜ, Estonia

Tel: +43 1 38405 50