Information for applicants on PhD call

pursuant to Article 13 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679

The Ca' Foscari University of Venice, as part of its institutional aims and in fulfilment of the obligations set forth in art. 13 of the 2016/679 EU Regulation ("Regulation"), provides you with information regarding the processing of personal data that you have provided to the University for the purpose of carrying out the selection procedure you wish to participate in.

1) The data processor

The data processor is the Ca' Foscari University of Venice, with headquarters in Dorsoduro n. 3246, 30123 Venice (VE), in the person of the Rector Magnificent.

2) Data protection officer

The University has appointed the "Data Protection Officer", who can be contacted by writing to the e-mail address or to the following address: Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Data Protection Manager, Dorsoduro n. 3246, 30123 Venice (VE).

3) Personal data categories, purposes and legal basis of data processing

The data processing in question involves the provision of personal data and data relating to previous study and professional experience.

To apply it is not necessary to provide data of a sensitive nature (for example, data concerning health status, sexual orientation or political or trade union opinions); candidates are therefore requested not to provide such data, unless deemed necessary for optimal evaluation of the position selection procedure.

The processing of personal data is aimed solely at the completion of the selection procedure and will take place in a way and within the limits necessary to pursue the aforementioned purpose.

The legal basis for this treatment is represented by art. 6.1.e) of the Regulations ("execution of a task of public interest or connected to the exercise of public powers").

The processing of personal data is based on the principles of correctness, lawfulness and transparency and the protection of the privacy and rights of the data subject, as well as the additional principles established by art. 5 of the Regulations.

4) Data processing modalities

The processing of personal data will be carried out by authorized parties (in compliance with the provisions of Article 29 of the Regulation), with the use of computerized procedures, adopting appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect them from unauthorized or illegal access, destruction, loss of integrity and confidentiality, even if accidental in nature.

5) Storage time

The data will be stored in accordance with the Regulations on the storage of administrative documentation.

6) Recipients and categories of recipients of personal data

For the purposes set out above, in addition to specifically authorized employees and collaborators of the University and the members of the Committees for the admission to the PhD programmes, personal data may also be processed by individuals who execute outsourced activities on behalf of the Data Controller, in their capacity as External Data Processors.

The same data might be communicated to the public administrations directly interested in the legal-economic  situation of the candidate hired (the partner universities).

There are no further communications to third parties except to persons to whom the data must be transmitted in fulfilment of legal obligations or, on request, to judicial and supervisory authorities.

The results of any intermediate tests and final rankings will be published according to current legislation.

7) Data provision

The provision of such data is necessary to evaluate the requirements for participation and to verify academic qualifications. The failure to indicate these data might preclude this assessment, with a consequent exclusion from the procedure.

8) User rights and how to exercise them

As an interested party, you have the right to obtain from the University, in the cases provided for by the Regulations, access to personal data, rectification, integration, their cancellation or processing limitation or to object to the data processing itself (articles 15 and following of the Regulations). The request can be submitted, without any particular formal procedures, by contacting the Data Protection Officer directly at or by sending a communication to the following address: Ca' Foscari University Venice - Data Protection Officer, Dorsoduro 3246, 30123 Venice. Alternatively, you can contact the Data Controller, by writing a PEC (certified email) to

Interested parties, who believe that the processing of their personal data is in violation of the provisions of the Regulations, also have the right to file a complaint to the Data Protection Guarantor, as provided for by art. 77 of the Regulations itself, or to take appropriate legal action (Article 79 of the Regulations). 

Last update: 15/05/2024