JTDL: Ending trade secret privilege; ankle monitors on the rise + New jobs

Editor’s Note

Dear Reader,

The JTDL is going on a short hiatus until September so I can take a much needed break. In the meantime, if you need a content fix, give Upturn’s newsletter or Keith Porcaro’s Click to Agree a read. If you’re looking for work, check out LegalTechJobs. I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer. I’ll be back in your inbox this fall.

Best,
Jason

News

While at Georgetown Law, Keith Porcaro and I developed Detain/Release, a simulation to teach pretrial risk assessments. Keith wrote a comprehensive piece on the tech and how we used the simulation. (MIT Computational Law Report)

It’s time to end the trade secret evidentiary privilege among forensic algorithm vendors. (Brookings) Courts in Pennsylvania and Virginia may allow defense experts a look at a secret algorithm used in DNA evidence. (Washington Post)

The rise of ankle monitors and house arrest during the pandemic. (NBC) Ankle monitors create a cyber prison for immigrants. (Freedom for Immigrants)

The US 7th Circuit Court of Appeals says a pole camera outside of a person’s home for 18 months is not a Fourth Amendment search. (7th Cir)

Maine enacts the strictest face recognition limitations in the country. (Tech Dirt)

The FBI’s honeypot Pixel 4a gets detailed in a new report. (Ars)

Cellebrite wants to join the Nasdaq and digital rights groups are not into it. (Reuters)

ShotSpotter expands with a new DC office. (Hill)

How a court in Irving, Texas used data to improve its services. (What Works Cities)

An inventory of public-facing A2J tech tools in Canada. (University of Ottawa) (h/t Amy Salyzyn)

The Legal Services Corporation published a database of state eviction laws. (LSC)

Co-developing pro bono outcomes measurement. (Paladin)

Homeboy Electronics hires the previously incarcerated to fix electronics. (ifixit)

Events

The Teaching Responsible Computing Summit by Mozilla is July 27. (Moz)



Jobs & Opportunities

A2J Tech is looking to fill dev and PM roles. (A2JT)

ACLU of Northern California needs a tech and civil liberties attorney. (ACLUNC)

Ameelio, a prison communications company, needs a dev. (A)

Arnold Ventures is accepting proposals for prosecution research. (AV)

[New] Baltimore City needs a data fellow. (BC)

Center for Democracy and Technology has multiple open positions. (CDT) (h/t Alex Givens)

Data & Society needs a director of research (DS)

The Day One Project needs a policy director for science and tech. (DOP)

The European Research Council has a research position for someone into legal theory and blockchain. (ERC)

Free Press is looking for a policy counsel. (FP) (h/t Amy Martyn)

Future of Privacy Forum is hiring a law and policy fellow. (FPF)

The Future Society has multiple positions. (FS)

Good Call is looking for an engineer. (GC) (h/t Gabe Leader-Rose)

Hack the Hood needs a director of curriculum and programs. (HtH)

The Harvard Law Library’s Innovation Lab needs summer RAs. (HLL)

[New] Human Rights Watch’s Digital Investigations Lab needs a deputy director. (HRW)

IViR launched a science fiction and information law short story competition. (IViR) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

[New] John Moores University in Liverpool needs a legal technology lecturer. (JMU) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

JustFix is hiring a UX/UI designer. (JF) (h/t Pinky Chan)

Just Tech has numerous openings. (JT) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

Justice Connect in Australia has multiple roles open. (JC)

The Law Society of Ontario needs a policy person for its regulatory sandbox. (LSO) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

The Legal Services Corporation is hiring for a chief data officer. (LSC) (h/t Dan Bernstein)

[New] The Lincoln Project has a fellowship to help technologists get into policy. (LP)

Measures for Justice has multiple positions open. (M4J)

Northeastern University’s Center for Law, Innovation, and Creativity needs a managing director. (NU) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

Paladin is looking for a product designer. (P)

The Partnership on AI is hiring for multiple positions. (PAI) (h/t Eleni Manis)

PEW needs a principal associate for its civil legal system modernization work. (PEW) (h/t Erika Rickard)

[New] The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking to fill a number of roles, including for a content manager. (PDAO)

ProBonoNet needs a product manager. (PBN)

Recidiviz is looking for a security engineer. (R) (h/t Evan Green-Lowe)

Schmidt Futures needs a technical fellow. (SF)

SimpleCitizen, an immigration tech company, has engineering, product and sales roles. (SC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The Sixth Amendment Center is looking for a data-savvy research associate and law school externs. (6AC) (h/t Silas Horst)

[New] Tech Congress is accepting applications for the Congressional Innovation Fellowship. (TC)

The Texas Indigent Defense Commission needs a research director, among other roles. (TIDC)

Theory and Principle, a legal software development boutique, needs a dev. (T&P)

University of Michigan is hiring profs focused on racial justice and tech. (UM)

Upsolve, the bankruptcy platform, is hiring for multiple roles. (Up)

[New] US Digital Response is hiring for multiple roles. (USDR)

Village Capital needs a managing director of its impact investing. (VC)

JTDL: DA gives dismissals for DNA; Algorithmic impact assessment + New jobs

News

A DA’s office in California offers plea deals and dismissals for misdemeanor offenses—but only if people give up their DNA. (Intercept) A new case study looks at the use of probabilistic genotyping DNA tools used in Canadian courts. (LCO-CDO) (h/t Amy Salyzyn)

In a blow to the Fourth Amendment, the Wisconsin Supreme Court says its OK for police to hold onto cellphone data and make an unrelated search later. (WISC)

Zencity surveils social media for 200 US law enforcement agencies. (Wired)

Drones that hunt screaming humans just want to help. (Mashable)

The NYPD launched a video game truck and the reception was not positive. (Kotaku)

A manual for a popular facial recognition tool shows how much the software tracks people. (Markup)

Algorithms strengthen forensic analysis, but several factors can affect outcomes. (Government Accountability Office)

Defending IEEE software standards in federal criminal court. (arXiv) (h/t Marc Canellas)

Algorithmic impact assessment for the public interest. (Data & Society) The democratizing potential of algorithms? (SSRN)

Databasing marginalized groups and enforcing discipline in suspect development systems. (SSRN)

Why tech needs to focus on the needs of marginalized groups. (World Economic Forum) Designing digital services for equitable access. (Brookings)

Events

The Teaching Responsible Computing Summit by Mozilla is July 27. (Moz)



Jobs & Opportunities

A2J Tech is looking to fill dev and PM roles. (A2JT)

[New] ACLU of Northern California needs a tech and civil liberties attorney. (ACLUNC)

Ameelio, a prison communications company, needs a dev. (A)

Arnold Ventures is accepting proposals for prosecution research. (AV)

Center for Democracy and Technology has multiple open positions. (CDT) (h/t Alex Givens)

[New] Data & Society needs a director of research (DS)

The Day One Project needs a policy director for science and tech. (DOP)

The European Research Council has a research position for someone into legal theory and blockchain. (ERC)

Free Press is looking for a policy counsel. (FP) (h/t Amy Martyn)

Future of Privacy Forum is hiring a law and policy fellow. (FPF)

The Future Society has multiple positions. (FS)

Good Call is looking for an engineer. (GC) (h/t Gabe Leader-Rose)

Hack the Hood needs a director of curriculum and programs. (HtH)

Harvard’s Cyberlaw Clinic needs a new instructor. (HCC)

The Harvard Law Library’s Innovation Lab needs summer RAs. (HLL)

[New] IViR launched a science fiction and information law short story competition. (IViR) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

JustFix is hiring a UX/UI designer. (JF) (h/t Pinky Chan)

Just Tech has numerous openings. (JT) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

Justice Connect in Australia has multiple roles open. (JC)

The Law Society of Ontario needs a policy person for its regulatory sandbox. (LSO) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

The Legal Services Corporation is hiring for a chief data officer. (LSC) (h/t Dan Bernstein)

Measures for Justice has multiple positions open. (M4J)

Northeastern University’s Center for Law, Innovation, and Creativity needs a managing director. (NU) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

Paladin is looking for a product designer. (P)

The Partnership on AI is hiring for multiple positions. (PAI) (h/t Eleni Manis)

PEW needs a principal associate for its civil legal system modernization work. (PEW) (h/t Erika Rickard)

The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking to fill a number of roles, including for a data engineer. (PDAO)

ProBonoNet needs a product manager. (PBN)

Recidiviz is looking for a security engineer. (R) (h/t Evan Green-Lowe)

Schmidt Futures needs a technical fellow. (SF)

SimpleCitizen, an immigration tech company, has engineering, product and sales roles. (SC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The Sixth Amendment Center is looking for a data-savvy research associate and law school externs. (6AC) (h/t Silas Horst)

The Texas Indigent Defense Commission needs a research director, among other roles. (TIDC)

Theory and Principle, a legal software development boutique, needs a dev. (T&P)

University of Michigan is hiring profs focused on racial justice and tech. (UM)

Upsolve, the bankruptcy platform, is hiring for multiple roles. (Up)

Village Capital needs a managing director of its impact investing. (VC)

JTDL: Police VR training; new tenant support tools + New jobs

News

Documents show police virtual reality training. (Vice)

Dangers posed by evidentiary software and what to do about it. (Lawfare)

This Supreme Court guards the First Amendment and neglects the Fourth. (Washington Post)

The National Center for State Courts released an eviction diversion diagnostic tool. (NCSC) TenantHelpNY.org, a new resource for tenants, launched. (ProBonoNet)

North Carolina enacted a law broadening the use of remote hearings. (NC Legislature)

Federal law enforcement agencies should better assess privacy and other risks of facial recognition. (Government Accountability Office) EU data protection authorities call for a ban on facial recognition; gait, fingerprint, DNA, voice, keystroke, and other biometric data should not be logged. (Politico)

There is a new lawsuit over communications between the LAPD and predictive policing company PredPol. (Stop LAPD Spying)

How some states are working to make your rap sheet disappear. (Desert News)

A new book looks at criminal justice surveillance, from policing to incarceration. (Oxford Press)

The Florida Bar released its innovation in legal services report. (FL)

A taxonomy of judicial technological competence. (Cyberjustice Lab)

We should test AI the way the FDA tests medicine. (Harvard Business Review)



Jobs & Opportunities

A2J Tech is looking to fill dev and PM roles. (A2JT)

Ameelio, a prison communications company, needs a dev. (A)

[New] Arnold Ventures is accepting proposals for prosecution research. (AV)

Center for Democracy and Technology has multiple open positions. (CDT) (h/t Alex Givens)

The Day One Project needs a policy director for science and tech. (DOP)

The European Research Council has a research position for someone into legal theory and blockchain. (ERC)

Free Press is looking for a policy counsel. (FP) (h/t Amy Martyn)

Future of Privacy Forum is hiring a law and policy fellow. (FPF)

The Future Society has multiple positions. (FS)

Good Call is looking for an engineer. (GC) (h/t Gabe Leader-Rose)

Hack the Hood needs a director of curriculum and programs. (HtH)

Harvard’s Cyberlaw Clinic needs a new instructor. (HCC)

The Harvard Law Library’s Innovation Lab needs summer RAs. (HLL)

[New] JustFix is hiring a UX/UI designer. (JF) (h/t Pinky Chan)

Just Tech has numerous openings. (JT) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

Justice Connect in Australia has multiple roles open. (JC)

The Law Society of Ontario needs a policy person for its regulatory sandbox. (LSO) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

The Legal Services Corporation is hiring for a chief data officer. (LSC) (h/t Dan Bernstein)

Measures for Justice has multiple positions open. (M4J)

Northeastern University’s Center for Law, Innovation, and Creativity needs a managing director. (NU) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

Paladin is looking for a product designer. (P)

The Partnership on AI is hiring for multiple positions. (PAI) (h/t Eleni Manis)

PEW needs a principal associate for its civil legal system modernization work. (PEW) (h/t Erika Rickard)

The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking to fill a number of roles, including for a data engineer. (PDAO)

ProBonoNet needs a product manager. (PBN)

Recidiviz is looking for a security engineer. (R) (h/t Evan Green-Lowe)

Schmidt Futures needs a technical fellow. (SF)

SimpleCitizen, an immigration tech company, has engineering, product and sales roles. (SC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The Sixth Amendment Center is looking for a data-savvy research associate and law school externs. (6AC) (h/t Silas Horst)

[New] The Texas Indigent Defense Commission needs a research director, among other roles. (TIDC)

Theory and Principle, a legal software development boutique, needs a dev. (T&P)

University of Michigan is hiring profs focused on racial justice and tech. (UM)

Upsolve, the bankruptcy platform, is hiring for multiple roles. (Up)

Village Capital needs a managing director of its impact investing. (VC)

JTDL: Sharing global A2J tech research; ODR evaluation framework + New Jobs

News

In my spare time, I’ve been learning about the role of A2J tech and data around the globe. Totaling about 200 sources, I made that research public last week. (Sheets)

The UK government announced it will establish a free, comprehensive database of all court judgments delivered in England and Wales. (Uk.gov) The new public repository of judgments is a triumph for open justice—but there is more to do. (Legal Education Foundation) (h/t Natalie Byrom)

The Baltimore Police spy-plane was ruled unconstitutional by the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. (ACLU Maryland)

A Kansas court rejected the government's reverse warrant and set ground rules for future requests. (TechDirt)

How police use Greykey to brute force encrypted phones. (Vice)

Hacked emails give an unfiltered view into the DC police gang database. (Intercept)

How YouTube’s rules are used to silence human rights activists. (MIT Tech Review)

The Facebook page searching for Egypt’s missing children. (Rest of World)

Digital transformation of court processes in Southern Africa. (Africa Judges & Jurists Forum) (h/t Mariya Badeva-Bright)

A new resource integrates murder data from 72 American cities. (Datalytics)

The US government will soon require that vendors provide a software bill of materials to help ensure integrity of an application's components. (CSO Online)

The National Center for State Courts released a measurement and evaluation framework for online dispute resolution. (NCSC)

Amnesty International launched Corporate Crimes Hub, a site with legal and investigatory resources regarding corporate crime. (AI)

Same or different?: The question still flummoxes neural networks. (Quanta)



Jobs & Opportunities

18F, the federal government’s in-house tech shop, is hiring. (18F)

A2J Tech is looking to fill dev and PM roles. (A2JT)

Ameelio, a prison communications company, needs a dev. (A)

Center for Democracy and Technology has multiple open positions. (CDT) (h/t Alex Givens)

The Day One Project needs a policy director for science and tech. (DOP)

The European Research Council has a research position for someone into legal theory and blockchain. (ERC)

Free Press is looking for a policy counsel. (FP) (h/t Amy Martyn)

Future of Privacy Forum is hiring a law and policy fellow. (FPF)

The Future Society has multiple positions. (FS)

Good Call is looking for an engineer. (GC) (h/t Gabe Leader-Rose)

Hack the Hood needs a director of curriculum and programs. (HtH)

Harvard’s Cyberlaw Clinic needs a new instructor. (HCC)

The Harvard Law Library’s Innovation Lab needs summer RAs. (HLL)

Just Tech has numerous openings. (JT) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

[New] Justice Connect in Australia has multiple roles open. (JC)

The Law Society of Ontario needs a policy person for its regulatory sandbox. (LSO) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

The Legal Services Corporation is hiring for a chief data officer. (LSC) (h/t Dan Bernstein)

LSC is taking speaker applications for the Innovations in Tech Conference. (ITC)

Measures for Justice has multiple positions open. (M4J)

Northeastern University’s Center for Law, Innovation, and Creativity needs a managing director. (NU) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

Paladin is looking for a product designer. (P)

The Partnership on AI is hiring for multiple positions. (PAI) (h/t Eleni Manis)

PEW needs a principal associate for its civil legal system modernization work. (PEW) (h/t Erika Rickard)

The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking to fill a number of roles, including for a data engineer. (PDAO)

ProBonoNet needs a product manager. (PBN)

Recidiviz is looking for a security engineer. (R) (h/t Evan Green-Lowe)

Schmidt Futures needs a technical fellow. (SF)

SimpleCitizen, an immigration tech company, has engineering, product and sales roles. (SC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] The Sixth Amendment Center is looking for a data-savvy research associate and law school externs. (6AC) (h/t Silas Horst)

Theory and Principle, a legal software development boutique, needs a dev. (T&P)

University of Arizona needs a professor of practice focused on UX and law. (UA) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

University of Michigan is hiring profs focused on racial justice and tech. (UM)

Upsolve, the bankruptcy platform, is hiring for multiple roles. (Up)

The US Tax Court needs a people to support its open sourced CMS. (USTC)

Village Capital needs a managing director of its impact investing. (VC)

JTDL: Court accessibility rollback; Open sourced court CMS + New Jobs

News

A New York City courts’ rule change makes housing court less accessible to tenants. (Law360)

A contractor exposed the movements of people wearing GPS ankle bracelets in Chicago. (Vice)

US Customs and Border Protection launched an app to track asylum seekers. (LA Times)

A federal ban on warrantless Stingrays—aka cell site simulators—finds bipartisan support. (Gizmodo)

It is easy for a geofence warrant to be unconstitutional. (Kansas Federal Public Defender)

The constitutionality of a conviction from a semi-virtually selected jury is challenged. (NJ.com)

Predictive policing strategies for children face push-back. (NBC)

The FBI has been pretending to sell an encrypted app, it was a honeypot for criminals. (New York Times)

The messy relationship between risk assessment datasets and algorithmic fairness benchmarks. (arXiv)

The prosecutor of Yolo County, California released a data portal and realized they have a racial disparity issue. (Yolo)

Amazon's Ring changed how police get doorbell footage. (Marketplace) How LAPD officers earned free swag by talking up Ring. (Los Angeles Times)

Here’s why tech giants have to hand over your data when federal investigators ask. (Washington Post)

The Baltimore City Council approved a moratorium on facial recognition technology, but the police are exempt. (Baltimore Sun)

Body cameras are now required for federal law enforcement officers. (Wall Street Journal)

Here’s how the US Tax Court built an open sourced case management system. (18F)

The false comfort of human oversight as an antidote to AI harm. (Slate)

Events

[Virtual] NYU’s Institute for Public Interest Technology is putting on a two-week conference for scholars, late June. (NYU)



Jobs & Opportunities

18F, the federal government’s in-house tech shop, is hiring. (18F)

A2J Tech is looking to fill dev and PM roles. (A2JT)

Ameelio, a prison communications company, needs a dev. (A)

[New] Center for Democracy and Technology has multiple open positions. (CDT) (h/t Alex Givens)

The Day One Project needs a policy director for science and tech. (DOP)

The European Research Council has a research position for someone into legal theory and blockchain. (ERC)

Free Press is looking for a policy counsel. (FP) (h/t Amy Martyn)

Future of Privacy Forum is hiring a law and policy fellow. (FPF)

The Future Society has multiple positions. (FS)

Good Call is looking for an engineer. (GC) (h/t Gabe Leader-Rose)

Hack the Hood needs a director of curriculum and programs. (HtH)

Harvard’s Cyberlaw Clinic needs a new instructor. (HCC)

The Harvard Law Library’s Innovation Lab needs summer RAs. (HLL)

Just Tech has numerous openings. (JT) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

[New] King County, WA Public Defenders needs a CMS coordinator. (KCPD)

[New] The Law Society of Ontario needs a policy person for its regulatory sandbox. (LSO) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

The Legal Services Corporation is hiring for a chief data officer. (LSC) (h/t Dan Bernstein)

[New] LSC is taking speaker applications for the Innovations in Tech Conference. (ITC)

Measures for Justice has multiple positions open. (M4J)

[New] Nevada’s Supreme Court needs a CIO. (NSC)

Northeastern University’s Center for Law, Innovation, and Creativity needs a managing director. (NU) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

Paladin is looking for a product designer. (P)

The Partnership on AI is hiring for multiple positions. (PAI) (h/t Eleni Manis)

PEW needs a principal associate for its civil legal system modernization work. (PEW) (h/t Erika Rickard)

The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking to fill a number of roles, including for a data engineer. (PDAO)

ProBonoNet needs a product manager. (PBN)

[New] Quest for Justice needs a PM. (Q4J) (Disclosure: I work at Q4J.)

Recidiviz is looking for a security engineer. (R) (h/t Evan Green-Lowe)

Schmidt Futures needs a technical fellow. (SF)

SimpleCitizen, an immigration tech company, has engineering, product and sales roles. (SC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Theory and Principle, a legal software development boutique, needs a dev. (T&P)

[New] Tyler Tech has multiple open positions. (TT) (h/t Joyce Raby)

[New] University of Arizona needs a professor of practice focused on UX and law. (UA) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

The University of Michigan is hiring profs focused on racial justice and tech. (UM)

Upsolve, the bankruptcy platform, is hiring for multiple roles. (Up)

[New] The US Tax Court needs a product specialist and a DevSecOps engineer. (USTC)

Village Capital needs a managing director of its impact investing. (VC)

Wired is hiring editorial positions. (W)

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