Academic year
2022/2023 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
CT9006 (AF:361703 AR:191522)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
3rd Term
Course year
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The course will provide students with the basic principles of Commercial Tourism Law, especially with respect to their functions as market regulatory tools, as well as the innovations derived from the "e-tourism" revolution and the application of ICT. In this sense, the analysis of the impact on the tourism sector of digitalisation cannot be disregarded, as well as the emerging phenomena of sharing economy, digital platforms and free movement of personal data. In particular, one goal of the course is to provide students with basic knowledge of the right to data protection, especially from a European perspective (GDPR).
To this end, it is essential to acquire an adequate technical and juridical background and the ability to find solutions in the complexity of the e-tourism sector, in particular with respect to the law of contracts which characterise this special system (e.g. tourist rental agreement, digital platforms, OTA, unfair commercial practices, etc.)
1. Knowledge and understanding
1.1 Understand the multilevel legal system which governs also the e-tourism sector, especially from an EU perspective.
1.2 Understand the legal institutions and contracts most used in tourism activities in the digital environment, how they govern the relationships between legal subjects and how to find the best solution to solve disputes, especially in asymmetrical relationships.
1.3 Understand the connection between data protection, the fundamental rights of individuals and the proper functioning of digital markets.

2. Applying knowledge and understanding
2.1 Ability to comprehend the legal system and the applicable sources of law.
2.2 Ability to find the legal provisions and contracts suitable for a certain situation regarding different economic actors of the tourism sector.
2.3 Ability to find a connection between the fundamental right to data protection, market regulation and consumer protection.

3. Making judgements
3.1 Capacity to understand legal provisions.
3.2 Ability to identify, distinguish, and establish connections between different principles and rules provisions.
3.3 Ability to find the provisions or part of them to solve conflicts of interest.

4. Communication skills
4.1 Ability to report the specific features of e-tourism law and data protection law by using appropriate and technical language.
4.2 Ability to interact with legal issues arising from the digital environment.
4.3 Ability to develop critical opinions on legal questions.
No prerequisites are required.
- Law, legal rules, society
- Data, information, law and technologies
- Legal positions and rights
-Tourism law and consumer protection
- Sharing economy and real estate (timesharing, tourism rental, home-sharing)
- Unfair commercial practices
- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- Principles relating to data processing
- Rights of the data subject
- Accountability
Both attending students and not-attending students have to study the following materials:

- P. Sirena, Introduction to Private Law, Il Mulino, 2021, limited to Chapter I, VI, VIII, X
- European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and Council of Europe, Handbook on European data protection law (2018 edition), Publications Office of the European Union, 2018 (https://fra.europa.eu/sites/default/files/fra_uploads/fra-coe-edps-2018-handbook-data-protection_en.pdf ) limited to Chapter 1-4.1; 6
- other materials (e.g. slides, academic papers, judicial decisions) that will be uploaded to Moodle during the course

It is recommended the study of the (Italian) Civil Code, including the Constitution, EU Treaties, and sectoral codes, such as:

- Codice civile, Giovanni Perlingieri - Marco Angelone, Napoli, Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, last edition
- Codice civile, a cura di Adolfo Di Majo, Milano, Giuffré, last edition
Written exam with 3 open-ended questions.
The course is mainly structured into several frontal lessons. Seminars will also be organized.
Accessibility, Disability and Inclusion
Accommodation and support services for students with disabilities and students with specific learning impairments

Ca' Foscari abides by Italian Law (Law 17/1999; Law 170/2010) regarding support services and accommodation available to students with disabilities. This includes students with mobility, visual, hearing and other disabilities (Law 17/1999), and specific learning impairments (Law 170/2010). If you have a disability or impairment that requires accommodations (i.e., alternate testing, readers, note takers or interpreters) please contact the Disability and Accessibility Offices in Student Services: disabilita@unive.it.

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Circular economy, innovation, work" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 06/01/2023