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Estonia's cyber lessons for Singapore

The small country is a digital powerhouse, being a world leader in government e-initiatives. And it takes a tough and also unique approach to cyber security, with citizens heavily involved.

Visitors to the small Baltic state of Estonia would be able to recite this phrase by the time they leave: "There are only three things you can't complete online in Estonia: get married, get a divorce and buy a house."

It has become the tagline on every marketing material about Estonia's e-government and on the lips of every tour guide.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 09, 2018, with the headline 'Estonia's cyber lessons for Singapore'. Print Edition | Subscribe