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Published on Jun 12, 2015
In the very north-east of Europe, on the border of Russia, lies the small country of Estonia. Per capita, Estonia has the most start-ups; internet access is considered a human right and all Estonians have free wifi.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1992, independent Estonia had a very young government. The country decided to become the first e-society in the world: government services, education and health care are all online; government spending is transparent and everyone owns their own data. However, this digital development makes the country vulnerable to cyber attacks. In 2007, the first cyber war was fought in Estonia. Since then the country has been a forerunner in cyber security.
In London we meet the very first Estonian e-resident, journalist Edward Lucas. We also meet an Iranian-American Skype worker who signs all his contracts with a digital signature which will soon be acknowledged in the entire EU. Featuring: Edward Lucas (journalist, UK), Hamid Tahsildoost (Skype), Toomas Henrik Ilves (president, Estonia), Kristo Käärmann (Transferwise), Slim Sikkut (ICT councillor, Estonia) and captain Uko Valtenberg (chief cyber range, Estonian Defence Forces).
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Credits: Director: Shuchen Tan Research: Marijntje Denters, Sasha Kheyfets Producer: Jeroen Beumer Commissioning editors: Marije Meerman, Doke Romeijn English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson. French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.