Estonian PM discusses e-state with German justice, consumer protection minister

  • 2020-01-07
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas and German Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection Christine Lambrecht at a meeting on Tuesday discussed the functioning of the Estonian e-state, data protection and the development of the digital policy of the European Union.

At the meeting, the Estonian government leader affirmed the willingness to share experience in the security of electronic databases, legal regulation of digital services and people's ability to check their data with Germany, government spokespeople said.

"Estonia is always glad to share its experience of building our e-state. To us, the foundation of the digital state is formed of convenient services that people trust. On the one hand, this is an achievement, but on the other, also a great responsibility, as we need to continually develop our registers and related services, so that they are accessible and reliable, but also innovative and sustainable," Ratas said.

Ratas and Lambrecht also discussed the EU digital policy. "One of the most important issues to the future of the EU is cyber security cooperation and the development and regulation of artificial intelligence. Digital development still has much potential to improve cross-border cooperation via the cross-border movement of services and data," the Estonian prime minister said.

Other issues discussed by Ratas and Lambrecht included Germany's future presidency of the Council of the EU and bilateral relations between Estonia and Germany.