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EU-wide rules for adherence to periods based on the example of the GDPR
Adherence to the periods specified in the GDPR is particularly important in view of the potentially severe penalties. But adherence with periods requires a method of calculating periods which conforms to legal requirements. To this end, standardized EU-wide rules need to be applied, rather than a method of calculation which is dictated and shaped by national law. Unfortunately, no such standardized rules exist.
In their article in Zeitschrift für Datenschutz, Dr. Carlo Piltz and Melanie Pradel point out the key rules for calculating periods and explain them using examples based on the GDPR.