JTDL: Coronavirus affects face rec in China; Criminals use P2P car rentals + New jobs


Those in China increasingly wear masks because of the Coronavirus, which impacts the county’s facial recognition capabilities. (Abacus) Clearview AI's facial recognition app identifies child abuse victims. (NYT) [Podcast] Here’s why people are terrified of Clearview AI. (NYT)

A federal appeals court released a man who spent more than four years in prison for not providing encrypted hard drive passwords. (ABA)

A new criminal trial has some worried that privacy browser Tor doesn’t protect your identity from the government like previously thought. (TR)

Federal agencies use cellphone location data for immigration enforcement. (WSJ) Cops in Vermont got a suspect’s location through a family tracking app. (Forbes) A federal bill would help curb mass surveillance. (EFF) At the same time, privacy laws can lead to wrongful convictions. (BI)

Oh hey, turns out license plate readers are a privacy nightmare. (TC)

Criminals are getting in on peer-to-peer car rentals. (NBC)

How algorithmic bias hurts people with disabilities. (Slate) Here’s another article on the troubles of pretrial risk assessments. (NYT)

There’s a new Twitter feed for news about public access to court records. (VC)

The robolawyer app DoNotPay now helps sue robocallers. (vice)

Measures for Justice released criminal justice system data for Arizona. (MfJ)

The Legal Services Corporation is accepting applications for its Technology Innovation Grants program. (LSC)

A new project rethinks what free speech means in the digital age. (NA)

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If you are in the Denver area, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System announced its spring speaker series. (IAALS)

The Machine Learning Symposium will be held at Santa Clara University in San Jose on March 6, 2020. (SCU)

Technology at Society’s Frontier: Framing the Big Legal Issues, a day long symposium with CLE credit, will be held in San Francisco, March 6, 2020. (NW)

Accelerate Good Global, a tech and social impact event hosted by Fast Forward, a non-profit accelerator, is happening in San Francisco, Mach 7, 2020. (FFWD)

LITCon, which focuses on the use of technology in law and legal education, is going down at Suffolk Law School in Boston, March 30, 2020. (Suffolk)

We Robot 2020 will take place at the University of Ottawa, April 2-4, 2020. (UOttawa)

The Institute for Technology Law & Policy at Georgetown reopened its student writing competition, deadline is May 31. (GULC)

The Partners for Justice conference will be held in Baltimore on May 14, 2020. (PJC)

The Law and Society Association conference is May 28-31, 2020 in Denver. (LSA)

Jobs & Opportunities

AI Now Institute has numerous openings. (AI Now)

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

ATJ Tech Fellows Program is looking for fellows and partner organizations. (ATJ)

Berkeley Law's Technology & Public Policy Clinic is looking for a clinical teaching fellow. (Cal)

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

The Chicago Bar Foundation needs a community and training manager for its justice entrepreneurship project. (ILAO)

The Free Law Project is looking for a developer. (FLP)

Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology is hiring an institute associate. (GULC)

Good Call, a legal support tech company, needs a volunteer to help compile an online resource center. (GC)

The Harvard Cyber Law Clinic needs a new clinical instructor. (BKC) (h/t Gabe Tenninbaum)

HiiL, an access to justice non-profit, has openings. (HiiL)

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

Legal.io is looking for a French speaking legal policy operations agent. (L.io)

Measures for Justice has numerous open positions in their research and technology sections. (MfJ)

Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem needs a data analyst. (NDSH)

Neota Logic, an expert systems platform, is looking for a university and non-profit relationships director, plus other roles. (Neota)

New York Legal Aid Society needs a data quality analyst for their cop accountability project. (NYLAS) (h/t Cynthia Conti-Cook)

NYU’s Information Law Institute needs a research fellow. (NYU)

City of Oakland needs a data scientist for its police performance project. (Oak)

Paladin, a pro bono platform, is looking for an account manager. (Paladin)

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

The Policing Project at NYULaw needs a legal director. (PP)

Pro Bono Net has numerous openings in New York for project management and other roles. (PBN)

Quest for Justice is building out its dev team. (Q4J) (Disclosure: I work for Q4J.)

Recidiviz, a criminal justice data platform, is looking to fill multiple roles. (Recidiviz)

The Stanford Center for Human-centered Artificial Intelligence wants to fill a number of director roles. (HAI)

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office needs a data administrator. (SCDAO)

Suffolk University Law School is looking for a legal innovation and technology clinical fellow. (SULS)

Swansea University School of Law is filling a number of legal tech and computational law teaching and technical jobs. (SU)

TechCongress is hiring a deputy director. (TC)

Texas Southern University’s Center for Justice Research is looking for a research analyst. (TSU)

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

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

Upturn is looking for summer fellows. (Upturn)

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