IT consultant Aet Rahe helped set up Estonia's e-government project. Both here and at the Blockchain Valley Conference on 13 June 2017, Rahe explains how Estonia intends to use it to become the most populous country in the world.
"To built trust it's more important to have a sense of control over the data not confidentiality," she continues. The question, then, is what happens to the security of the data itself when all the information is only available digitally? To safeguard this, Estonia has built a network of data stores around the world to maintain backup copies.
"e-Estonia" also aims to counteract the country's declining population: Estonia has been issuing e-residency cards since 2014. These do not grant citizenship or any physical right of residence, but anyone with an e-residency card can access the country's digital ecosystem and, for example, found companies there. Estonia hopes that this will help it become the most populous country in the world – despite only having 1.3 million inhabitants.
Aet Rahe will speak about e-Estonia at the Blockchain Valley Conference on 13 June 2017. Register now!