Estonia redefines national security in a digital age

Estonia’s ambitious plan to protect the digital identity of its citizens and rewrite international cyber-security law.If the next world war will be fought in cyberspace, recent events have shown the first shots have already been sent across the bow.With several nations currently recovering from, or preparing for, cyber attacks, one former Soviet republic is launching an ambitious new programme that would protect its people, rewrite international law, and ultimately have wide-scale implications.As Russian tanks rolled into Crimea last summer, Estonians were also preparing for a possible invasion. Known as the “tech capital of Europe”, officials of the Baltic state put renewed focus on an innovative plan to protect the country’s vast digital identity, through the creation of what they call “data embassies”.

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