JTDL: DA gives dismissals for DNA; Algorithmic impact assessment + New jobs


A DA’s office in California offers plea deals and dismissals for misdemeanor offenses—but only if people give up their DNA. (Intercept) A new case study looks at the use of probabilistic genotyping DNA tools used in Canadian courts. (LCO-CDO) (h/t Amy Salyzyn)

In a blow to the Fourth Amendment, the Wisconsin Supreme Court says its OK for police to hold onto cellphone data and make an unrelated search later. (WISC)

Zencity surveils social media for 200 US law enforcement agencies. (Wired)

Drones that hunt screaming humans just want to help. (Mashable)

The NYPD launched a video game truck and the reception was not positive. (Kotaku)

A manual for a popular facial recognition tool shows how much the software tracks people. (Markup)

Algorithms strengthen forensic analysis, but several factors can affect outcomes. (Government Accountability Office)

Defending IEEE software standards in federal criminal court. (arXiv) (h/t Marc Canellas)

Algorithmic impact assessment for the public interest. (Data & Society) The democratizing potential of algorithms? (SSRN)

Databasing marginalized groups and enforcing discipline in suspect development systems. (SSRN)

Why tech needs to focus on the needs of marginalized groups. (World Economic Forum) Designing digital services for equitable access. (Brookings)


The Teaching Responsible Computing Summit by Mozilla is July 27. (Moz)

Jobs & Opportunities

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

[New] ACLU of Northern California needs a tech and civil liberties attorney. (ACLUNC)

Ameelio, a prison communications company, needs a dev. (A)

Arnold Ventures is accepting proposals for prosecution research. (AV)

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

[New] Data & Society needs a director of research (DS)

The Day One Project needs a policy director for science and tech. (DOP)

The European Research Council has a research position for someone into legal theory and blockchain. (ERC)

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)

The Future Society has multiple positions. (FS)

Good Call is looking for an engineer. (GC) (h/t Gabe Leader-Rose)

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

Harvard’s Cyberlaw Clinic needs a new instructor. (HCC)

The Harvard Law Library’s Innovation Lab needs summer RAs. (HLL)

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

JustFix is hiring a UX/UI designer. (JF) (h/t Pinky Chan)

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

Justice Connect in Australia has multiple roles open. (JC)

The Law Society of Ontario needs a policy person for its regulatory sandbox. (LSO) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

The Legal Services Corporation is hiring for a chief data officer. (LSC) (h/t Dan Bernstein)

Measures for Justice has multiple positions open. (M4J)

Northeastern University’s Center for Law, Innovation, and Creativity needs a managing director. (NU) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

Paladin is looking for a product designer. (P)

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

PEW needs a principal associate for its civil legal system modernization work. (PEW) (h/t Erika Rickard)

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

ProBonoNet needs a product manager. (PBN)

Recidiviz is looking for a security engineer. (R) (h/t Evan Green-Lowe)

Schmidt Futures needs a technical fellow. (SF)

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

The Sixth Amendment Center is looking for a data-savvy research associate and law school externs. (6AC) (h/t Silas Horst)

The Texas Indigent Defense Commission needs a research director, among other roles. (TIDC)

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

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

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

Village Capital needs a managing director of its impact investing. (VC)