JTDL: Coronavirus masks no longer confound AI; A design approach to justice + New jobs


Face masks no longer confound China’s facial recognition abilities. (Abacus) In the EU, police are planning a Pan-European facial recognition database. (Intercept)

Back home, Clearview AI’s client list got leaked, it includes dozens of federal and local law enforcement agencies. (BF) Meanwhile, federal agencies still pilfer state DMV databases for their face rec needs. (WP) Up north, Springfield, Mass. passed a moratorium on facial recognition. (ACLU)

The Indiana Supreme Court states the obvious: taking a police tracker off your car is not theft. (Ars)

A judge ruled that the Brooklyn DA can’t rely on an app to satisfy a new discovery law. (Law) (h/t Jenny Kim)

The New York City Criminal Justice Agency is taking a design approach to improve the justice system. (FC)

U.S. lawmakers launch investigations into Ring's police contracts. (SD) Regardless, Baltimore is poised to offer residents $150 to buy the surveillance product (Brew) and Madison, Wis. police are adopting the tech. (Wisc.SJ)

Orin Kerr wonders if geofence warrants violate the Fourth Amendment. (Lawfare) Also, a federal court in Washington reports that law enforcement commonly use third parties to attain suspects’ data without warrants. (EFF)

The developer of New York's DNA database is troubled by what it has become. (NYDN) The NYPD says it will remove some non-convicts from its DNA database. (CNN)

In the UK, forensic science failures are putting justice at risk. (Guardian) And, in case you were wondering, jean wear patterns are not good forensic science. (Ars)

Baltimore police have a spy plane, which creates privacy concerns. (WYPR) (h/t Colin Starger)

PACER, the federal courts’ data portal, now has a backdoor way to submit issues about the site thanks to the Free Law Project. (FLP)

The Markup, an algorithm watchdog news outlet, is finally up and running. (NYT)

A new lawsuit claims that Philly’s ban on courtroom recording violates the First Amendment. (WHYY)

What do we do when AI learns to lie? (IEEE)

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Stanford Law is hosting a data-driven lawyer midday event on March 3, 2020. (SL)

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 Empirical Research Workshop and Conference on Standardization is happening at Northwestern Law School,May 6-8, 2020. (NW)

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)

The Seventh National Convening on Research and Data at the American Society of Criminology in D.C. is looking for panelists. The event is Nov. 18-21. (ASC)

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)

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Blue Ridge Labs opened its application for their Catalyst accelorator. (BRL)

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

Duke Law is looking for an ethical tech clinical director. (Duke)

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

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

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)

The Justice System Journal has a call out for papers on the empirical research into indigent defense. (JSJ)

The Lab at D.C. in the mayor’s office is looking for a grad intern. (Lab)

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)

PEW is looking for a civil legal system modernization researcher. (PEW)

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)

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)