Access to information via Internet-based services and applications and the possibility of communicating via the Internet, are decisively important for individuals in the information society. Against this background, the question arises as to the status of constitutional guarantees for the individuals’ possibilities concerning Internet-based communication: does the Basic Law perhaps contain a comprehensive "basic right to Internet access" and, if so, what guarantees does it incorporate? The background to this doctoral project’s legal analysis is formed by a heuristic analytical framework, which combines the model of technological information transfer with the actual conditions for the individual use of technological systems in order to convey information and specifies the "Internet" as an object of study. It assists in making the differentiated structure and the extent of the guarantees under constitutional law explicit.
RP2 - Regulatory Structures and the Emergence of Rules in Digital Communication