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[Fsfe-uk] MFS Meeting. (at PLANT NOMA) Tue, 19 June. "New and emerging l

From: Michael Dorrington
Subject: [Fsfe-uk] MFS Meeting. (at PLANT NOMA) Tue, 19 June. "New and emerging laws affecting computer freedom"
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2018 08:55:28 +0100
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Note the new location of PLANT NOMA on Dantzic Street, not the old
location of the original Madlab.  Future meetings are also at PLANT NOMA.

Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it.

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* Event: Manchester Free Software's June Meeting

* Talk: New and emerging laws affecting computer freedom
* Speaker: John Rooke, Michael Dorrington and others

* Date: Tuesday, 19th June 2018 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 20:30 (social in PLANT NOMA until 21:00)

* Location: PLANT NOMA
  - https://www.plantnoma.com/
* Address: Redfern, Dantzic Street, NOMA, M60 0AE.
  - Near Shudehill Interchange and not far from original Madlab.
  - https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/53.48668/-2.23934

== Details ==

The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software

Every meeting we start with an opportunity for informal key signing.
For an explanation of what this is about see:

=== Talk ===

The main part of the meeting will be a mixture of talks and discussions
on the topic.  The conclusions will be written up and submitted to the
Open Rights Group (ORG) and others.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has recently come into
force and there are other developing laws affecting computer freedom.
Given this we are bringing people together in order to inform and to
explore the issues.

The talks and discussions will cover:

* General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
* Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018)
* Digital Single Market including copyright reform
* Data slurping and data analytics
* Affect on small businesses, small groups and individuals

More information:

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Data_Protection_Regulation
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_Protection_Act_2018
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Single_Market

If you have experience of laws affecting computer freedom such as GDPR
then please consider giving a lightning talk at the meeting.

There will also be a small update on Michael Dorrington's experience
with GNU Guix (pronounced "geeks"); following on from last month's MFS

== Event Planning ==

Software Freedom Day in Manchester 2018 is on Saturday, 15th September.

* https://www.softwarefreedomday.org/

== After-meeting ==

The formal meeting will be followed by informal discussion and
socialising in PLANT NOMA.

== Location ==

The meeting will take place at PLANT NOMA, details above.

== Transport ==

=== Parking ===

Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero cost
after 8pm on Tuesday so you will have to pay up until then and the
maximum stay is 2 hours BUT MAKE SURE YOU VERIFY ALL THIS on parking.

There are paid parking lots around the venue, they are marked by a blue
P in this OpenStreetMap centred on PLANT NOMA
<https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/53.48668/-2.23934>.  Most of
those parking lots are owned by NCP <http://www.ncp.co.uk/>.

If you can't decide otherwise then park in Manchester Arndale

=== Public Transport ===

Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill tram and bus station,
and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close to PLANT
NOMA, see OpenStreetMap centred on PLANT NOMA

Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
Station are not too far away either.

== More Information ==

Information about Manchester Free Software can be found on the
Manchester Free Software pages on LibrePlanet

MFS Chair.

FSF member #9429
"The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a nonprofit with a worldwide
mission to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all
free software users."

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