On 14th February 2019 the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee issued its final report on Disinformation and ‘fake news.’ The report states that “big tech companies” must be subject to “proper regulatory oversight” and that “legislative tools... must now be applied.”

In January 2019, Prof. Shoshana Zuboff, from Harvard Business School, published her book on “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power.” In April 2018, John Honeyball argued that for many corporations “You are the product.”

Panel Members:

John Honeyball, Consultant and Contributing Editor to PCPro Magazine

Katherine Kearns MSc CISSP, Executive Principal Consultant, NCC Group

David Kreps, Reader in Philosophy of Information Systems, University of Salford Business School

Karena Kyne, Doctoral Researcher, University of Lancaster


18:00 – Registration
18:30 – Main panel speakers
21:00 – Close



We bring together an expert panel comprising privacy and security specialists with a consultant journalist and philosopher to consider data appropriation as a business model.

Travel and Parking:

Travel Options to the Business School:
The Business School is situated just off Oxford Road on the Manchester Campus (All Saints). The closest railway station is Manchester Oxford Road, which is 0.3 miles away. Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station is 0.9 miles away and Manchester Victoria is 2 miles.

Taxis can be pre-booked through Radio Cars, who also have wheelchair accessible taxis. Their contact number is 0161 236 8033. There are taxi ranks outside each railway station and the nearest drop off point at the Business School is either Ormond Street or Cambridge Street, close to the Business School entrance. Sat Nav postcode: M15 6FH

Free parking: The nearest car park to the Business School is the John Dalton car park underneath the Mancunian Way. The carpark is accessed south off Chester Street, M1 5GD, and is located close to the back entrance of the Business School.

Drive towards the south of the car park, park up, and enter the Business School via the rear entrance between buildings 5 and 6 on the campus map. There are 12 designated disabled parking spaces. The spaces are clearly marked and have sufficient width to allow wheelchair users to get in and out of their vehicles. All of the John Dalton car park is on one level smooth surface on the ground floor.


For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.


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Surveillance Capitalism – A Panel Discussion - Manchester Branch
Date and time
Thursday 14 March, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Manchester Metropolitan University
Business School Building
Room BS 3.20 (North Atrium), All Saints
M15 6BH
This event is sold out