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Author: Anu Vahtra-Hellat

Cyber threats and attacks are the part of the daily management of IT systems and e-services. Usually, we, as regular users of e-services, do not know about attacks as long as the e-service is available and working. In this episode Epp Maaten, Programme Director of Cyber Security, talks about how to secure e-services, IT systems […] Read more
Published by Anu Vahtra-Hellat
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24.03.2021
  The COVID19 pandemic has created a new reality for the healthcare sector, globally testing its limits. The European Commission, along with the World Health Organisation, is looking for a scalable digital infrastructure for secure vaccination certification to help governments to reopen societies and economies. In this episode, Merle Maigre, the organizer of the Digital […] Read more
Published by Anu Vahtra-Hellat
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17.03.2021
In this episode of the Digital Government Podcast, our guest Marten Kaevats, the National Digital Advisor of the Estonian Government, will shed light on why and how to deploy artificial intelligence (AI) for public service provision. Is AI a viral buzzword or a beneficial tool to make public service provision smarter and more efficient? He […] Read more
Published by Anu Vahtra-Hellat
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03.03.2021
What comes in your mind when you hear someone mentioning the Pacific Islands? Probably sandy beaches, palm trees and sunshine. In this episode of the Digital Government Podcast, we go beyond the tourist attractions and take a look at the digital side of these countries. Today’s guest,  Hannes Astok, sheds light on how the governments […] Read more
Published by Anu Vahtra-Hellat
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03.02.2021
Do you know how old is the concept of online voting? It comes back to the 19th century when Thomas Alva Edison introduced it to the US congress. Why then, even two centuries later, are there so few countries that use online voting to ensure equal access for their citizens to express their democratic rights? […] Read more
Published by Anu Vahtra-Hellat
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27.01.2021
At the beginning of the year, we summed up our lessons learnt from the digital transformation journeys of various countries. Our team has been on these journeys for the past 18 years and obtained useful lessons that could benefit every country that starts or continues its digital transformation. In this episode, Federico Plantera and Hannes […] Read more
Published by Anu Vahtra-Hellat
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13.01.2021
In the light of the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, today’s Digital Government podcast addresses one of the most sensitive topics – privacy and human rights while governments are combating COVID19 and developing tracking apps. Are our rights and privacy in danger? How can governments address these concerns and what should be a good practice? Listen to […] Read more
Published by Anu Vahtra-Hellat
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02.12.2020
Recent elections in the US and in other countries raised a lot of claims that election results might be manipulated. Our CyberConf2020, to be held online on 24 November, dives deep into the topic of how to secure elections in the digital era. In this episode of Digital Government Podcast, Mr Toomas Hendrik Ilves, former […] Read more
Published by Anu Vahtra-Hellat
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19.11.2020
Digital transformation experts of the Estonian-based consultancy organisation e-Governance Academy have encouraged countries to facilitate e-governance and public e-services for more than 17 years. To date, the main arguments to develop public e-services were the hassle-free, transparent and more efficient governance to save time and money. The current Corona pandemic added one more argument: e-governance […] Read more
Published by Anu Vahtra-Hellat
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30.03.2020
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