Fancy a New Digital Identity?

It’s almost a truism that the small nation of Estonia, with a population of less than 1.5 million, has been one of the leaders in terms of delivering government service with the click of a mouse.

But now the government is rolling out a new concept: transnational digital identity.

Foreign nationals are now being offered an additional Estonian digital identity so that such nationals can avail of online government services with a few mouse-clicks. The opportunities, in terms of gaining access to the single European market, are obvious. Foreign nationals, equipped with their new Estonian e-Identities, can set-up new businesses super-fast with minimal fuss.

This video, from European Parliament TV, explains the concept in a bit more detail.

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on FacebookEmail this to someone

About the Author

Jeffrey Peel
Editor, Citizen20Series and MD, Quadriga Consulting.I am responsible for all site content and have overall responsibility for site editorial, as well as site membership.