JTDL: Face rec violates human rights, court rules; digital dragnets snag the innocent + new jobs


The Massachusetts Supreme Court decided that the long term use of pole cameras violates a defendant’s constitutional rights. (SCOMA) (h/t Andrew Ferguson)

A UK court ruled that police use of facial recognition violates human rights. (Ars) The NYPD used facial recognition to track down Black Lives Matter protester. (Gothamist)

Clearview AI, which sells its facial recognition software to law enforcement, is trying to hide its dubious data practices behind the First Amendment. (New York Times)

A digital police dragnet snags the innocent in Long Beach, California. (Beachcomber)

How will judicial analytics impact the justice system? (SSRN) (h/t Amy Salyzyn)

The law of compelled decryption is a mess. (Reason)

Texas’ first criminal jury trial: frozen video, a cat, and a verdict. (Washington Post)

How does technology fit into police reform? (ABA Journal) A better 911 system can help fix policing. (Vox)

A judge denied the Washington, DC police union’s request to hide public body camera footage. (Washington Post)

With terrible cover art—software ≠ robot—a major US paper asked, “Would you trust a lawyer bot with your legal needs?” (Wall Street Journal)

Measures for Justice launched a new site with updated data from Arizona, Missouri, and Wisconsin. (MforJ)

Suffolk Law put its Coding the Law course online for free. (Suffolk)

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[Virtual] The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is hosting its 2020 State Criminal Justice Network Conference from August 17-19. (NACDL)

[Virtual] The Future of Legal Services event is being held by the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System on August 20. (IAALS)

[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)

AI Now Institute has numerous openings. (AI Now)

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

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

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

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

Bronx Defenders needs a data analytics intern. (BxD) (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)

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

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)

Community.lawyer needs a product architect. (C.L)

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

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

Data.gov needs an open data specialist. (DG)

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

Everytown for Gun Safety is looking for a data scientist. (EGS) (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)

[New] 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)

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)

[New] 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)

[New] The Shuttleworth Foundation opened applications for fellows. (SF)

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

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

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

[New] 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)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam needs an assistant prof of legal tech. (VU) (h/t Daan Vansimpsen)

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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