JTDL: 3rd Anniversary; Google Translate not good enough for a search + New jobs

Editor’s Note

Dear Reader,

It’s hard to believe that I started the Justice Tech Download three years ago to share readings from a course I was teaching. I never thought it would grow in the ways it had. It blows my mind that folks throughout justice-world (Literally, the world. We have subscribers in Belgium, Canada, Chile, Russia, and the UK, among many others.) would seek to have events, jobs, and research posted in these dispatches. Yet, three years and a course later, here we are.

In the coming year, I am looking forward to doing more with this platform and creating new types of content that I hope will expand the discussions we have on these important issues. In the meantime, please share this newsletter with anyone you think will benefit from it. And, as always, let me know if there is anything I can do to improve the newsletter or help you share your work.

Until then, have a wonderful fall. Thank you for reading.



A federal district court says Google Translate isn't reliable enough to determine consent for a search. (TechDirt)

The Boston City Council voted to bar police from using new surveillance tech without prior approval. (WBUR)

A new bill in Congress would upgrade federal prisons’ cameras and audio equipment. (Hill)

Recommended procedures and practices for agencies complying with the criminal justice data reporting requirements in Florida. (Measures for Justice)

The risks of client-side device scanning. (DocCloud)

We need to talk about digital-ID. (AccessNow)

A bold art piece turns predictive policing onto the police. (Future Wake) (h/t Tara Vassefi)


[Virtual] The Harvard Kennedy School’s symposium on intercultural digital ethics is Nov 3-4. (Harvard)

[Virtual] “Reading 35,000 Parole Hearing Transcripts – A New Direction for Machine Learning in Criminal Law” is Nov 4. (CodeX)

Jobs & Opportunities

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

The ACLU NorCal needs a summer intern. (ACLU)

[New] The Ada Lovelace Institute has multiple openings. (ALI)

The Alan Turing Institute has numerous openings. (ATI)

[New] The Algorithmic Justice League has multiple openings. (AJL)

The Australian National University needs a “humanizing” AI researcher. (ANU)

Boundless has numerous openings. (B) (h/t Chase Hertel)

[New] California’s Office of the Public Defender needs a data researcher. (OPD)

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

[New] Code for America needs a data consultant. (CfA)

Data & Society needs a director of research (DS)

Duke Law School’s Wilson Center for Science and Justice needs a policy director. (WCSJ)

The Day One Project has numerous openings. (D1P)

[New] EngageMedia needs a digital rights program manager. (EM)

Ford Foundation is looking for a consultant on vetting tech for the public sector. (FF) (h/t Cynthia Conti-Cook)

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)

Georgetown Law needs an ED for its Institute for Tech Law and Policy. (GU)

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

Harvard’s Belfer Center is accepting tech and public purpose fellowship applications. (HBC)

Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center needs an ED. (BKC)

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

JustFix is hiring product and UX people. (JF) (h/t Pinky Chan)

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

The Legal Aid Society of New York needs a digital forensics examiner. (NYLAS) (h/t Jerome Greco)

Measures for Justice has multiple positions open. (M4J)

[New] The National Institute of Justice has a call for proposals for reducing racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system. (NIJ) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

Notre Dame’s Tech Ethics Lab has a call out for projects. (ND)

Open Mic needs a deputy director. (OM) (h/t Michael Connor)

Paladin has multiple openings. (P) (h/t Felicity Conrad)

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

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

The Philly city government needs a cloud engineer to support open data teams, including with the DA. (CoP) (h/t Dan Lopez)

ProBonoNet needs a product manager. (PBN)

Schmidt Futures needs a technical fellow. (SF)

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

Stand Together Ventures is looking for applicants for a new accelerator class. (STV)

[New] Stanford CodeX needs a computable contracts engineer. (SC)

Surveillance Technology Oversight Project has legal and policy openings. (STOP)

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

UC Berkeley needs a staff attorney for its Technology & Public Policy Clinic. (UCB)

UCLA’s COVID Behind Bars project needs a data scientist. (UCLA) (h/t Hope Johnson)

[New] University of Georgia’s State of the South access to justice conference is accepting proposals. (UGA)

[New] University of Maryland needs a law and tech prof. (UMD) (h/t Matthew Stubenberg)

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

[New] The University of San Francisco needs a data ethics fellow. (USF)

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

Uptrust needs a sales director. (UpT)