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Image from Kotka et al. (2016) showing the three components of the Data Embassy Initiative

Image from Kotka et al. (2016) showing the three components of the Data Embassy Initiative

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The definition of how contemporary statehood is defined has evolved throughout the centuries since its inception during the Peace of Westphalia. The interweaving between modern governments and technology along with developments like the Estonian Data Embassy Initiative shows that this evolution is continuing today. In many states around the world,...

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... plans, called the Data Embassy Initiative, would allow Estonia to solve its current fragmentation problems as well as set a course for a more stable & secure future e-state "without borders" ( Kotka et al. 2016, p. 103-104). The Data Embassy Initiative consists of three elements that make up the whole system (see Figure 2): the domestic Estonian Government Cloud that would run the live services offered by the Estonian e-government, backup copies of public Government Cloud data and government services operated from clouds run by the private sector, and backup copies of the entire Estonian e-government in Estonian embassies around the world and in dedicated physical data embassies in allied countries (p. 104). ...
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... E-Government A diagram of the final version of the Bakatian E-Government designed and implemented by the Ministry of Technology is shown in Figure 12. Three ministries were eventually closed due to their reliance on a territorial government. ...
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... remaining ministries were tasked to convert their services to a digital form and to integrate into the Ministry of Technology's digital authentication infrastructure. Figure 12 Diagram of the Bakatian E-Government structure linking Cabinet offices to the services they provide ...