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Estonia as a Digital Society: From Ideas to Reality

Thu, Jun 18, 2015, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of

Estonia as a Digital Society: From Ideas to Reality

Tanel Sepp
Deputy Chief of Mission, Estonian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, June 18
4:30 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 
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After the cyberattacks on Estonia in 2007, the country mobilized its cybersecurity resources and has become a leader in this area. Tanel Sepp will discuss how and why Estonia began developing its digital structures, how its current e-governance is built up, and what its underlying principles are. He will also touch on how Estonia manages cyber risks and issues like privacy and encryption, and well as Estonia’s next steps are in the cyber realm.

Tanel SeppTanel Sepp currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Estonian Embassy in Washington, D.C. He has formerly served as the South-Asia Counselor for the 3rd Political Department at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Chargé d’Affaires for the Special Mission of Estonia to Afghanistan, and the Second Secretary for Civilian Crisis Management for the Permanent Delegation of Estonia to the EU. He holds a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from the Audentes University (currently Tallinn Technical University) and a B.A. from EuroUniversity, Tallinn.