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How Electronic Identity Makes Life Easier in Estonia

From birth every Estonian is issued a unique, unchangeable 11 digit Personal Identification Number from the Government.

This short video provides an overview of Estonia’s Digital ID systems.

It describes how from birth every Estonian is issued a unique, unchangeable 11 digit Personal Identification Number from the Government.

This is encoded into the chip of a mandatory identity card, and primarily functions to implement a PKI network for securely signing digital documents, and protecting user authentication security through linked PIN codes.

A number of private sector as well as public sector organizations accept these digital identities for their own online services. It enables people to submit legally recognized digital signatures.

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