The proposed EU certification scheme (EUCS) has taken another step closer to being implemented. The new law aims to ensure cybersecurity for cloud services and guide EU governments and companies in selecting reliable vendors. The EU's focus on cloud services is intended to protect sensitive data that could have significant consequences for public safety, human life, health, and intellectual property if compromised. But there are potential hurdles to overcome. While the EU wants to safeguard data rights and privacy, there are concerns about fragmentation of the single market as individual countries can implement the rules at their discretion. Similarly, these measures face criticism from US tech giants, such as Google, Amazon and Apple, concerned about potential exclusion from the European market.