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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.

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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. Subscribe