This book analyses emerging constitutional principles addressing the regulation of the internet at both the national and the supranational level. These principles have arisen from cases involving the protection of fundamental rights. This is the reason why the book explores the topic thorough the lens of constitutional adjudication, developing an analysis of Courts’ argumentation.

The volume examines the gradual consolidation of a "constitutional core" of internet law at the supranational level. It addresses the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union case law, before going on to explore Constitutional or Supreme Courts’ decisions in individual jurisdictions in Europe and the US. The contributions to the volume discuss the possibility of the "constitutionalization" of internet law, calling into question the thesis of the so-called anarchic nature of the internet.

chapter |2 pages


ByOreste Pollicino, Graziella Romeo

part |68 pages

The theoretical framework and the jurisdiction conundrum in a comparative perspective

chapter |23 pages

Judicial reasoning and new technologies

Framing, newness, fundamental rights and the internet
ByAndrás Sajó, Clare Ryan

chapter |22 pages

The boundaries of jurisdiction in cybercrime and constitutional protection

The European perspective
ByCatherine Van de Heyning

part |47 pages

European standards for protection of fundamental rights in the internet

chapter |23 pages

Freedom of expression in the internet

Main trends of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights
ByJoan Barata Mir, Marco Bassini

part |133 pages

Models of constitutional adjudication on internet issues: a comparative perspective

chapter |48 pages

Protection of fundamental rights and the internet

A comparison between Italian and French systems of constitutional adjudication
ByPaolo Passaglia

chapter |10 pages

Protection of fundamental rights and the internet

A comparative appraisal of German and Central European constitutional case law
ByAndrás Jóri

chapter |16 pages

Constitutional adjudication on internet issues in Poland

ByKrystyna Kowalik-Bańczyk

chapter |15 pages

The protection of expression in the UK

Old principles in a digital world
ByJacob Rowbottom

chapter |17 pages

Concluding remarks

Internet law, protection of fundamental rights and the role of constitutional adjudication *
ByOreste Pollicino, Graziella Romeo