AI Systems in the Estonian Public Administration

This paper will delve into a project initiated by the Estonian government which in addition to the concrete elaboration of AI applications in the Estonian administration, sought to evaluate their legality. Within this framework, this project examined from a legal perspective which legal regulations (including data protection, but also the EU's proposal for an AI Act) must be observed in the use of AI today and which one’s may have to be taken into account in the future. In addition, this project also scrutinized whether Estonian regulations should be supplemented and amended. This paper will provide an overview of the current situation regarding the use of AI application in the Estonian public administration and the proposals made in this context.