Siim Tuisk, online freedom activist, writes in Postimees daily that if Estonia wants to build up a real e-state, now is the time to choose: if we go forward in the same way as before, without considering the implications of the NSA scandal, Estonia would become nothing else but a US satellite on the Internet.
“No US law protects Estonians, which is why we ourselves must demand from our MPs to find solutions that protect our privacy,” writes Tuisk, adding that the US government has not shown itself as the defender of online freedom.
“If Estonia decides to continue in the same way as before in building up its e-state, without adjusting to the implications of the NSA scandal in the US, we would be nothing else than a US satellite on the Internet. We would have to accept everything that it entails, without being able to influence these processes. As citizens we must not forget that no-one else will fight out battles for Internet freedom. It is the future of the information society that is at stake, but the solutions are at our hands.”