Navigating Transatlantic Cloud Security: Concerns and Implications for American Companies in Europe

SIIA has join multiple industry leaders to expressed concerns over the European Cybersecurity Certification Scheme for Cloud Services (EUCS) proposed by the European Commission. They fear that the EUCS could exclude non-EU cloud service providers from competing for certain public sector cloud contracts in Europe, essentially locking American companies out of a lucrative market segment. This conflicts with the G7 Leaders’ Statement on Economic Resilience and Economic Security from May 2023, which emphasizes the need for a competitive and innovative digital ecosystem. The concerns extend to France’s SecNumCloud scheme and other global governments emulating these regulations. The organizations urge EU partners to eliminate nationality provisions from the final EUCS version to maintain a secure and innovative cloud service market for European customers.

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