Eti­quette for the internet

Does Germany need a digital code? Responsibility, platforms and social standards on the Internet

The study was conducted by iRights.Lab on behalf of the German Institute for Trust and Security on the Internet (DIVSI) and can be downloaded free of charge from our website.

In the ana­logue world, rules of con­duct have devel­oped over cen­turies, a span of time that has sim­ply not yet passed in the com­par­a­tive­ly young dig­i­tal world. Near­ly all of us are online, but there remains lit­tle agree­ment about what con­sti­tutes accept­able behav­ior there, how to deal with data and who is respon­si­ble for what. As part of an exten­sive project com­mis­sioned by the Ger­man Insti­tute for Trust and Secu­ri­ty on the Inter­net (DIVSI), we have looked into these ques­tions and devel­oped con­crete pro­pos­als for solutions.

The project report Does Ger­many need a dig­i­tal code? (PDF, approx. 2 MB) can be down­loaded here free of charge.


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