JTDL: COVID ankle monitors; Predictive policing the police + New Jobs


Prominent claims that policing is not racially biased rest on flawed science. (Medium)

Defending Black lives means banning facial recognition. (Wired) Portland, Oregon’s facial recognition proposal bans the tech from Airbnbs, restaurants, and stores. (OneZero) Illinois’ underappreciated biometric privacy law led to Amazon, Google, and Microsoft being sued over their facial recognition training data. (Bloomberg)

A federal appellate case tackled the Fourth Amendment and predictive policing (tip: read the concurrences). (CA4) (h/t Andrew Ferguson)

The personal data industry is complicit in bad policing and must be held accountable. (Washington Post) The Microsoft police state: Mass surveillance, facial recognition, and the Azure cloud. (Intercept) U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) proposed a law that would stop cops from buying data that would otherwise require a warrant to access. (VICE)

Cities use software to predict when police will go rogue. (Bloomberg)

Tweets were used by police to spy on Black Lives Matter protests. (Intercept) How to reform police monitoring of social media. (Brookings)

Body-worn cameras offer a lesson about evidence and expectations. (Arnold Ventures)

California bars police from using LAPD records stored in the department’s scandal ridden gang database. (LA Times)

Immigration and privacy advocates seek new a law shielding COVID-19 contact tracing data from law enforcement. (Gothamist) Coronavirus creates a bigger market for electronic ankle monitors. (Bloomberg)

A major challenge to policing reform is the absence of good data. (Slate)

Google bans ads for stalkerware apps—with some exceptions. (Ars)

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol says it's unrealistic for Americans to avoid its license plate surveillance. (TechCrunch) The FBI mixes facial recognition with other data to investigate America's more horrific crimes. (Forbes) The Secret Service tried to catch a hacker with a malware booby-trap. (VICE)

iPhone hacking company Grayshift, which sells its wares to law enforcement, now has a mobile offering. (VICE)

With eviction cases climbing, courts are going to have to adapt. (Bloomberg)

How to build a more open justice system. (Science) (h/t Molly McDonough)

One (Amazon) Ring to watch them all. (Privacy International)

The United States of risk assessments. (Law.com) (h/t Nicolas Economou)

When scholars collaborate with tech companies, how reliable are the findings? (New York Times)

With nothing better to do, police use drones to check for nudity on a Minnesotan beach. (CBS)

A California superior court hearing was infiltrated with music and dancing. (Law.com)

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[Virtual] The Access to Justice Conference, put on by Concord Law School,is July 24. (A2JC) (h/t Shaun Jamison)

[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 August, date TBD. (ALT)

[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 for two roles. (18F) (h/t Eleni Manis)

AI Now Institute has numerous openings. (AI Now)

American and Georgetown Law Schools have a call for papers on policing, technology, and building public trust. (AU) (h/t Nikki Pope)

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

The Aspen Tech Policy Hub is looking for a deputy director and a program coordinator. (Aspen) (h/t Betsy Cooper)

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

Blue Ridge Labs needs a program associate. (BRL)

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

Casebook has technical and product openings. (CB) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] 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)

Citizen Lab has a fellowship on surveillance, digital security, and race. (CL)

CivicActions has multiple roles. (CA) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] Data & Society is hiring a policy director. (D&S)

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

The Department of Justice needs an IT specialist. (DOJ) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Everytown for Gun Safety is looking for a data scientist. (EGS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The Future Society needs an analyst for their AI against child abuse program. (FS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

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

Harvard’s A2J Lab needs a research specialist. (A2J)

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

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

Lagniappe Law Lab is looking for an access-to-justice tech fellow. (LLL)

LawHelpNY needs a new director. (CFW)

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

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

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

NYU GovLab has an opening for a senior fellow. (NYU)

NYU Law School has a fellowship for tech policy people. (NYU)

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)

Pro Bono Net has an open position. (PBN)

Schmidt Futures has numerous open roles. (SF)

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

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 QA dev. (T&P)

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

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

[New] 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)

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