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 conten…
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…
News Documents show police virtual reality training. (Vice) Dangers posed by evidentiary software and what to do about it. (Lawfare) This Supreme Court…
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…
News A New York City courts’ rule change makes housing court less accessible to tenants. (Law360) A contractor exposed the movements of people wearing …
Letter from the Editor I hope everyone’s summer is off to a great start. I have two housekeeping items to share: Apropos of this very newsletter, I nee…
News [Must Read] A newly public report says the federal courts’ data management system needs to be replaced and lays out how to do it. (18F) Twilio pow…
News A crime app falsely accused a homeless man of starting a wildfire. (Guardian) Fighting over algorithmic disclosure in criminal cases continues in …
News The Texas House passed a bill that would require the statewide use of a risk model. (Dallas Morning News) A ransomware attack on the DC police led…
News The harms of police surveillance technology monopolies. (SSRN) Everything local surveillance laws are missing in one post. (Belfer Center) (h/t Re…
News Nextdoor will alert users if it thinks they’re about to post something racist. (Verge) Racist users have been an ongoing problem for the platform,…
News Darnella Frazier captured George Floyd's death on her cellphone, the video shaped the Chauvin trial. (New York Times) What’s the purpose of sharin…