- Eye Opening
- Insider's Take
Imagine a utopia where you can file your tax returns, vote, register a new business, apply for social security, and much more – effortlessly online. In the Baltic state of Estonia – dubbed E-stonia due to its status as the most digital society on the planet – this seemingly quixotic fantasy is a reality. According to e-governance expert Anna Piperal, Estonian citizens can conduct almost all their interactions with public bodies online and with minimum exertion. As a result, citizens trust the government and the government trusts its people. What a novel concept!