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Estonian Government Sets Priorities for IT Society Development
Source: i-policy.org
Source Date: Monday, November 18, 2013
Focus: ICT for MDGs, Internet Governance
Country: Estonia
Created: Nov 26, 2013

On November 14th, Estonian government agreed on the development plan of Estonia’s ICT sector. The plan focuses on using IT to improve the well-being of citizens, increase the economic competitiveness of Estonian companies and make the public sector more efficient.

Some of the priorities stated are focusing on further high-speed internet development for rural areas, enabling better control over private data usage, cross-border services and joint PKI development in EU and incease of usage of the digital signature in the EU. The goal is also to become the heart and a think-tank for digital society development and also create a virtual residence -  to make the secure ID-card and e-services also available for non-residents.

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