The Digital Court File is an everyday tool for judges, court staff, lawyers and parties to a proceeding that will replace the paper-based court file entirely. It links hundreds of pages of court files into a single view, and all participants in the proceedings can access the documents electronically. The Digital File can also be used as a tool to make cross-references, add notes and comments, search by keyword, filter documents and export them to your computer.
Estonian Government has launched an action plan for life event service design. The target is to have by the end of 2020 seven life event services designed and live. One of the first of these life event services is having a child service that has the first part of it, proactive offering of the family benefits is live since October 2019. It means that once the birth of a child is registered and given a name, an email is sent to the parents to receive family benefits.
The Estonian state offers families all different types of family benefits that new parents had to apply for. We found that such an important benefit should not be claimed like that. We built an IT system that allows us to offer benefits to families in a proactive way. Ou innovation is as simple as that - "congratulations on having a baby, here are your benefits!" Because the baby requires attention, love and of corse time, why waste it on communicating with the state.
As a pilot project, the first piece of AI software developed in public-private cooperation was recently added to the Estonian code repository, which can be re-used and developed further free of by all public and private stakeholders. We also created a new form of cooperation, a framework in order to make cooperation between companies and the state sector in IT development possible in the complex web of procurement rules. This project enables to build solutions for the digital state by anyone.
We are searching for wicked problems and turning them into new spaces for innovation. It is a platform for all Estonian ministries, the public and the private sector, experts and entrepreneurs to join forces and build the future that we deserve. We are untapping new markets with a powerful but lean private-public collaboration.
Estonia is highly dependent on its information systems. Therefore, the concept of data embassies was developed: hosting server locations outside of physical space of Estonia that are legally under the Estonian jurisdiction. This would allow to create copies of key registries that could be used in case of a major availability incident in the country.
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