In this special briefing, leading ICT journalist Jennifer Baker takes a pick at the top 5 ICT issues that will be discussed by the EU institutions under the Greek Presidency during the first half of 2014.
- The vote of the European Parliament on the Data Protection Directive has been delayed on a few occasions, but it is expected before the European elections in May.
- After Germany suspended the Data Retention Directive, the European Court of Justice will have to decide if this directive is compatible with European Union law. The decision is likely to have a major impact on the implementation of the directive in other EU member states.
- Cybersecurity Directive: the debate on the proposed NIS directive will stay high on the EU’s agenda during the next half year.
- The European Commission launches a consultation on copyright reform.
- New legislation on electronic waste will come into force in February. The new WEEE Directive will ensure that electrical and electronic equipment is better recycled.