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  1. Estonia and Finland Take International Agreements Online

    When Finnish and Estonian Prime Ministers Jyrki Katainen and Andrus Ansip sat down to sign an agreement about e-commerce two weeks ago, it was from desks in different countries. They claim that this is the first digitally signed international agreement. Heads of state have used digital signatures since 1998, but the Finns and Estonians insist that this agreement is the first of its kind and will regularly be used in interactions between the countries, saving both time and money. Digital technology is used for economic trade, leaking top-secret information, and mass surveillance — why not international governance?

    Source: The Atlantic

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