e-Estonia programme for Indonesia MENPANRB
Introduction to the e-state
Estonians are pathfinders, who have built an efficient, secure and transparent ecosystem that saves time and money. e-Estonia invites you to follow the digital journey. The initial part introduces and demonstrates the underlying mechanisms involved in digitizing a society, an overview of the main challenges and policies, an understanding of the infrastructure, e-solutions and services.
E-ID and X-road data exchange between government and private sector entities
The X-Road is the backbone of e-Estonia and was initiated by the Estonian government to enable secure data exchange between governmental organisations. The first version was developed by Cybernetica and launched in 2001.
X-Road is a distributed information exchange platform that makes it possible for all different systems to communicate all across the governmental sector; for example, the police can access data from the health system, tax board or business registry and vice versa.
It has enabled to increase the depth of cooperation between public organizations and reduced paper work exponentially so that public employees can concentrate on tasks that require human interaction.
The Center of Registers and Information Systems (RIK)
It is an agency in the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice, with the purpose of establishing an innovative environment providing good integrated e-services for a more efficient implementation of state administration, legal and criminal policy.
<strong>Main fields of activities</strong>
The RIK develops and administrates registries and information systems of very high importance for the state and its citizens, for example the e-Business Register, the e-Notary system, the e-Land Register, the information system of courts, the Probation Supervision Register, the Prisoners Register, the Criminal Records Database, the e-File, the electronic State Gazette, etc.
World-leading electronic identity
with SK ID Solutions
Estonia has by far the most advanced national ID card system in the world. Much more than a legal photo ID, the mandatory national card also provides digital access to all of Estonia’s secure e-services. In cooperation of SK ID Solutions and Cybernetica the so-called Smart ID was developed. Smart-ID is an app based new generation electronic identity designed to use conveniently on smart devices, while still keeping high level of security.
Building Future-Ready Digital Societies
With Digital Nation
Our Director of Business Development, Kätlin, has formerly worked for one of the Estonian Government IT Agencies, the Centre of Register and Information Systems (RIK) under MoJ of Estonia that is responsible for the development, management and maintaining of approx 80 ISs, a.o. also the Estonian e-Business Register, the Company Registration Portal, the online Annual Reporting Environment. As Head of Client and International Relations in RIK, Kätlin was organising and moderating conferences and panels, carrying out trainings and visits across borders in the field of e-Justice, e-Business Register and e-Land Register. She was also the host of the European Business Registry Association (EBRA) 2019 conference and moderator of all the panels: E-governance – Digital by Default Principle, Cross-border cooperation between Business Registers, Value of digital transformation in the registries for entrepreneurs, Disruptive technologies and the future of registries.
Protecting your country with digitalization
SpinTek is one of the oldest ICT company in Estonia. While being the biggest software development partner for the local municipalities, they have also developed numerous systems for different Estonian ministries and built thousands of e-servieses for Estonian citizens. Today they are working closely with U.S. Department and different governments around the world to help them protect their national security while digitalizing some of the country’s vital industries.
Some of the more popular solutions that help governments and municipalities to offer better services to their citizens and companies include:
• e-licesning system Stratlink: Stratlink provides for a solid platform for a paperless licencing process and is a national web-based information system for registering traders and processing strategic trade authorizations.Transparent and accurate strategic trade control helps prevent illicit trade in proliferation sensitive items, enhance national security, and facilitate legitimate trade through faster scrutiny of applications. E-licensing stands for rationality, efficiency, speed and convenience and provides for end-to-end business process.
• Cemetery management information system Haudi: with the help of this system Estonia has digitalized the data in Estonian cemeteries. Haudi is a web-based information system for cemetery management, which preserves and organizes data about the buried and makes it available to people interested in history and to the users of burial places.
• Excavation and road closure permit information system OPIS: web-based information system for electronic application, processing, issuing and publishing of excavation permits, and temporary road closure permits within a local municipality.
How Estonian Local Municipalities function
With Ministry of Finance of Estonia
Present and the future of digitalization
With: Proud Engineers
Proud Engineers is an Estonian private company established in 2016 to help governments and large corporations solve complicated transformation challenges and build inspiring digital futures.
Proud Engineers’ experts have cutting-edge knowledge of digital transformation, having steered and been involved in creation of the Digital Agenda 2020 for Estonia; Cybersecurity Strategy 2014-2017, 2019-2022; Cloud Policy of Estonia (including Data Embassies);
Our experts have led policy and regulatory reforms that have supported the transformation (eID, electronic signature, cybersecurity, interoperability, privacy protection etc).
Some recent experience to be shared on the topic of building identity frameworks (in legal, technical and organizational aspects):
- In India, the team works with a telecom to develop a range of product offerings fitting into the general framework of Digital India strategy, including electronic identity, electronic signature, privacy-driven data market, consent-based data access and data portability. The experts have designed and participated in the development of electronic identity and electronic signature products being deployed in the field. Both of these leverage existing legal and process frameworks while providing Indian citizens with unprecedented levels of assurance in their daily electronic transactions.
- For the International Committee of the Red Cross, the team conducted analysis of Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) identification schemes. These enabled the Red Cross to obtain the identification system best suited to their needs for identification schemes, systems, trust services and related technologies that allow secure identification and authentication.
Cyber security assesment and capability development
CybExer Technologies is a NATO-awarded Estonian cybersecurity company that has wide-ranging experience in providing and maintaining highly sophisticated cyber security training platforms with a special focus on cyber capability development. The platforms are the key to successful delivery of a plethora of cybersecurity trainings and exercises aimed at ordinary users, technical responders and the very top of strategic leadership.
CybExer’s flagship service is the development, operation and maintenance of next-generation, state-of-the-art, cyber ranges. Ultimately, it offers a safe environment where personel, technical, and organisational cyber security capabilities can be assessed, analyzed, and developed.
Visit us physically or virtually
We host impactful events both in our centre and online for government institutions, companies, and media. You’ll get an overview of e-Estonia’s best practices and build links to leading IT-service providers and state experts to support your digitalisation plans.
Questions? Have a chat with us.
Call us: +372 6273157 (business hours only)
The Briefing Centre is conveniently located just 2 minutes drive from the airport and 7 minutes drive from the city centre.
You will find us on a ground floor of Valukoja 8, central entrance behind the statue of Mr Ernst Julius Öpik. Photo of the central entrance.
11415 Tallinn, Estonia