PyData London 2023

Unconference: Is it GDPR 2.0? What is CRA and how can it affect you and OSS in general
06-04, 11:00–11:40 (Europe/London), Beaumont

The European Parliament proposed a Cyber Resilience Act - basically wants all software to have an “EC” stamp on it. There is a non-commercial craft out but it is still not enough to make sure open-source projects with limited resources are exempted from the Act. How will it affect the OSS ecosystem?


Do you use Open-Source Software at your work and research? Then you must pay attention to what is going on recently with the new proposed Cyber Reliance Act that is happening in the European Commission.

This act aims to more secure hardware and software products that are distributed in Europe, however, this may include the Open-Source Software that you are using and with limited resources, these OSS projects may not have enough resources and support to ensure it is compliant with the new CRA. There is an exemption for non-profits projects however, it brings more questions to the table as the definition of the non-profit is sometimes not very clear.

In the session, we will explore what is in the CRA, what is the lastest legislative process of it and what we can do to be prepared of these new changes and protect the OSS ecosystem.


Prior Knowledge Expected –

No previous knowledge expected

Before working in Developer Relations, Cheuk has been a Data Scientist in various companies which demands high numerical and programmatical skills, especially in Python. To follow her passion for the tech community, Cheuk is now working with the open-source community. Cheuk also contributes to multiple Open Source libraries like Hypothesis, Django and Pandas.

Besides her work, Cheuk enjoys talking about Python on personal streaming platforms and podcasts. Cheuk has also been a speaker at Universities and various conferences. Besides speaking at conferences, Cheuk also organises events for developers. Conferences that Cheuk has organized include EuroPython (which she is a board member), PyData Global and Pyjamas Conf. Believing in Tech Diversity and Inclusion, Cheuk constantly organizes workshops and mentored sprints for minority groups. In 2021, Cheuk has become a Python Software Foundation fellow.

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