TALLINN - A group in support of e-Estonia was formed in the parliament, which, according to its chairman Andres Sutt, means convenient, user-centered and secure services for citizens.
Sutt regards the digital society as Estonia's success story.
"Its persistence depends on our readiness as a society to look forward and be leaders in innovation. It is particularly important at a time when technology develops fast and, for example, artificial intelligence is opening new opportunities virtually in every field of life but also entails new risks that need to be managed. The Riigikogu has a central role in shaping the legal boundaries for the development of technology," he said.
The support group consists of Andres Sutt, Mario Kadastik, Onne Pillak, Kristo Enn Vaga, Katrin Kuusemae, Hanah Lahe, Yoko Alender, Partel-Peeter Pere, Andrus Seeme, Peeter Tali, Andre Hanimagi, Igor Taro, Raimond Kaljulaid, Aleksei Jevgrafov and Aivar Soerd.
Through support groups and associations, members of the Riigikogu can draw attention to specific issues, and support or protect the interests of a narrower field.