JTDL: 27 pioneering justice tech startups; NYC's first algorithm audit + New Jobs


What started as a piece in this newsletter about digitizing the justice system is now a policy proposal at the Day One Project. (Day One Project)

An old arrest can follow you forever online, and some newspapers want to fix that. (Washington Post)

Intelligence analysts use U.S. smartphone location data without warrants. (New York Times) A new Massachusetts law protects personal transit data from warrantless searches. (EPIC)

Guardrails are needed for the FBI’s social media monitoring. (Just Security)

Don't let cops use the insurrection to justify surveillance. (Daily Beast)

The San Diego city council unknowingly supported surveillance gear for a secretive police group. (Voice of San Diego)

Will bringing science back to the White House reinvigorate forensics reform? (Intercept)

Meet the genetic sleuths solving decades-old trans murders. (VICE)

A Virginia police task force dropped the use of a controversial gang database. (Washington Post)

Arnold Ventures backs out of financing the surveillance plane that flew over Baltimore. (Baltimore Sun)

China is home to a growing market for dubious “emotion recognition” technology, and it will impact human rights. (Rest of World) Privacy fears grow as Lucknow, India readies a facial recognition system to spot harassed women. (South China Morning Post) (h/t Rebecca Williams)

A tech investor is raising funds to investigate the San Francisco prosecutor's decarceral approach. (Intercept)

Meet 27 startups pioneering the justice tech market. (Paladin)

The 2021 Legal Rebels are focused on improving access to the courts, largely through tech. (ABA Journal)

A human-centred approach is needed to ensure all Canadians have access to justice. (CBC)

Why people in jail should have access to cellphones, a thread. (Twitter)

New York City produced its first agency report on the use of algorithms. (NYC) (h/t Keith Porcaro) The Center for Applied Data Ethics suggests treating AI like a bureaucracy. (VentureBeat)

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There’s a new A2J channel on Clubhouse. The next event in Feb. 3. (Clubhouse)

Jobs & Opportunities

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

The ACLU needs a technology fellow to look at tech that impacts civil rights. (ACLU) (h/t Irene Mo)

The ACLU of Northern California is looking for interns. (ACLU NorCal)

Aspen Tech Policy Hub needs a design and communications intern. (Aspen)

[New] Access to Justice Tech Fellows has 20 fellowships to fill. (ATJ) (h/t David Gray)

The Baltimore Digital Equity Coalition needs a coalition director. (BDEC) (h/t Emma Simpson).

The Brennan Center is looking for a bunch of legal interns. (BC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Callisto needs a senior dev. (C)

The Center for Democracy and Technology is hiring for internship positions. (CDT) (h/t Alex Givens)

The Center for Policing Equity needs a data analyst and full stack engineer. (CPE) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Charles Koch Institute is accepting applications for the emerging tech policy leaders program. (CKI)

DataKind is looking for an executive director (DK) and director of volunteers. (DK) (h/t Elizabeth Grossman)

DC’s Criminal Code Reform Commission needs a social scientist. (CCRC)

Duke’s Center for Science and Justice is accepting applications for an associate director (DCSJ). They are also looking for fellows. (DCSJ) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

Everytown for Gun Safety needs a data engineer. (EGS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] The Federal Communications Law Journal is taking article submissions. (FCLJ) (h/t Allie Pisula)

Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center needs a program Manager for AI policy practice. (BKC)

Harvard Law’s Cyberlaw Clinic is looking for a summer intern. (CC)

Harvard Law’s Journal of Law and Technology is accepting articles. (JOLT)

JustFix.nyc is looking to fill multiple roles. (JF)

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

Measures for Justice has multiple positions open. (M4J)

National Center for State Courts needs a senior associate researcher. (NCSC)

New America opened up applications for its national fellows program. (NA)

The Oklahoma Policy Institute needs a justice data analyst. (OPI)

Paladin needs a product manager (P) and full stack engineer. (P)

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

The Patrick McGovern Foundation has a slew of positions. (PMF)

The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking to fill a number of roles. (PDAO)

Pro Bono Net needs interns. (PBN)

Raheem, a platform for reporting police violence, needs a software engineer. (R)

Recidiviz has a number of openings. (R)

The Responsible Business Initiative for Justice is looking for a Campaign Manager and a Director of Operations (RBIJ) (h/t Silas Horst)

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

Swansea University has fully funded PhDs for those focused on human interactions with AI. (SU)

Swansea University also has a student position to help digitize Welsh law. (SU)

Tech Congress applications are now open for the 2021 Congressional Innovation Scholars Program. (TC)

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

University College London is offering a fully funded PhD for someone interested in studying technology-facilitated abuse in intimate partner violence. (UCL) (h/t Leonie Tanczer)

University of Ottawa’s Centre for Law, Tech, and Society needs an admin assistant. (UO) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

University of Virginia is looking for an assistant professor in responsible data science. (UVA)

Upsolve, a bankruptcy app, needs an engineer. (U) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

The Vera Institute of Justice has numerous open positions, including a director of innovation. (VIJ) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Yale Law School is looking for visiting fellows for the Information Society Project. (ISP)

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