SIIA and 13 associations represent both cloud customers and cloud vendors operating across the European Digital Single Market that have already made substantial investment contributions across numerous industries to build a thriving digital ecosystem in Europe. Our members include numerous organizations of all sizes that rely on first-class digital technologies to deliver their services and products in the EU and beyond. Our members seek to build a competitive, innovative and resilient digital economy while upholding shared values and interests of data privacy, effective cybersecurity protection, and supporting open markets.
We believe that an inclusive and non-discriminatory EUCS – supporting the use of the most innovative and trusted cloud services from around the world – will help our members and their customers prosper at home and abroad, thus contributing to Europe’s digital ambitions and strengthening its resilience. Regrettably, the draft EUCS includes several “immunity requirements” 1 that raise questions on compliance with the WTO’s General Agreement on Trade in Services and the EU’s Government Procurement Agreement commitments
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