JTDL: Building tech better during the pandemic; tech bias in jury selection + New Jobs

News

New data shows how the presumption of innocence has been “rendered impotent” in the US. (MIT Computational Law Review)

Problematic study on Indiana parolees seeks to predict recidivism with AI. (VentureBeat) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

Over 300,000 New York City police complaints were made public. (NYCLU)

Miami police used facial recognition technology in protester's arrest. (NBC) US Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a contract with controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI. (Techdirt) British police will test mood sensing facial recognition. (Next Web)

The Secret Service bought phone location data from tech companies. (VICE) The California DMV is selling drivers' data to private investigators. (VICE)

License plate tracking for police is set to go nationwide. (c|net)

The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that if a suspect gives consent to the police to search their phone then all the data can be pulled from it. (US Courts)

The problem with jury selection, including technology bias. (Last Week Tonight)

This site lets you report landlords using surveillance tech to monitor tenants. (VICE)

Why Chicago should reconsider social media monitoring. (Medium)

The Marshals Service flew a small plane over the Portland protests to photograph crowds. (Willamette Week)

A new report recommends how to design and use tech for communities and advocates during the pandemic. (Responsible Design) (h/t Tara Vassefi)

How tech is helping self-represented litigants navigate the courts. (Reuters)

Concerned IT specialists launch a database of detained Belarusian protesters. (Global Voices)

Criminal justice data organization Recidiviz gets some praise. (Fast Company) (h/t Caleb Bushner)


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Events

[Virtual] The International Legal Technology Association is holding a conference from August 24-28. (ILTA)

[Virtual] The first annual American Legal Technology Awards will be held in September. (ALT)

[Virtual] Berkeley Law is hosting a symposium on how technology law can be a vehicle for anti-racism on November 12-13. (UCB)

[Stay tuned] We Robot 2020 may not take place at the University of Ottawa. (UOttawa)


Jobs & Opportunities

18F, the federal government’s in-house tech shop, is hiring. (18F) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The ACLU needs a data scientist. (ACLU) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] The American Bar Endowment has an open call for innovation grant applicants. (ABE)

American Prison Data Systems, a prison education software company, needs a scrum leader. (APDS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] Amnesty International needs a senior advisor for its crisis evidence lab. (AI)

Arnold Ventures has a bunch of job openings in their various criminal justice tracks. (Arnold)

Benetech needs a product manager for its Open Referral project. (BT)

BetaNYC needs a civic hacker. (BNYC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The California Law Revision Commission is taking on the penal code and needs a data savvy attorney. (CLRC) (h/t Thomas Nosewicz)

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

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has openings in their Justice and Opportunity vertical. (CZI)

Cornell Tech’s Clinic to End Tech Abuse needs volunteers. (CT) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Data & Society is hiring for director roles. (D&S)

[New] Data for Black Lives needs a national organizing director. (DfBL)

DataKind is looking for a director of volunteers. (DK) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The Ford Foundation needs a data analyst. (FF) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The Future Society needs an analyst and interns. (FS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Georgetown’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy needs a justice data associate. (GULC) (h/t Matthew Stubenberg)

The Illinois Courts are looking for a senior program manager for its legal technology initiatives. (ILCourts)

JustFix.nyc is looking for a UX/UI designer. (JF)

Just Futures Law launched a new fellowship. (JFL)

LawHelpNY needs a new director. (CFW)

New Jersey’s Office of Innovation has numerous open roles. (NJOI) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] Paladin needs an enterprise sales exec. (P)

The Partnership on AI is looking for a program lead. (PAI)

The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking for researchers, data scientists and programmers. (PDAO)

[New] The Prison Policy Initiative needs an engineer. (PPI) (h/t Nick Jones)

Pro Bono Net has an open position. (PBN)

Ryerson University’s Legal Innovation Zone has multiple openings. (RU) (h/t Daan Vansimpsen)

San Francisco city government needs a business analyst for their criminal justice data work. (SF) (h/t Eleni Manis) A separate department needs an analytics engineer. (SF) (h/t Nick Jones)

Schmidt Futures has numerous open roles. (SF)

The Shuttleworth Foundation opened applications for fellows. (SF)

SimpleCitizen, an immigration tech company, needs a customer success strategist. (SC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Stanford’s Computational Policy Lab needs data scientists and engineers. (SU)

The Surveillance Technology Oversight Project has two openings. (STOP) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

R Street, a libertarian think tank, needs to fill some tech and policy roles. (RS)

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

Thorn, a platform fighting child sex trafficking, has a number of positions open. (Thorn)

TuitApp needs a legal rearcher. (TA) (h/t Daan Vansimpsen)

The Vera Institute of Justice has numerous open positions. (VIJ) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Yale’s Justice Collaboratory needs a project manager. (YJC) (h/t Amy Bach)

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

Universität Zurich needs a legal technology professor. (UZ) (h/t Daan Vansimpsen)


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