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E-Residency: online gimmick or a smart-ID for the future?

E-Residency: online gimmick or a smart-ID for the future?

11.12.2014.

As Estonia unveiled the world’s first e-residency in December 2014, the first steps were taken to creating a regulated and organised identification process purely for Internet users. The scheme, designed to provide willing participants with an online identity that is recognised by the Estonian state and embedded in a physical chipped card, does not give participants any actual legal citizenship. However, the e-residency can act like a legitimate proof of identity online, thereby potentially streamlining legal, bureaucratic and financial procedures.

Keyword tags: Direct Speech, Estonia, EU – Baltic States, Internet, Legislation, Technology


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Approaches to media sector in Europe: Commission’s coordinating efforts

Approaches to media sector in Europe: Commission’s coordinating efforts

22.05.2014.

The article underlines the Commission efforts towards media sector plays a key economic, social and cultural role in the EU. Generally, Europe has a strong media industry, which creates growth and jobs and presents European life, history, culture and values around the world. The media landscape is following a transformation, characterized by a steady increase of convergence of media services, with a visible move towards intertwining traditional broadcast and internet. The EU institutions cannot do much about regulating the media sector in the member states as these “regulations”, according to the Lisbon Treaty, are of supplementing and coordinating character.

Keyword tags: Education and Science, EU – Baltic States, Latvia, Legislation, Markets and Companies, Round Table, Technology


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