JTDL: Capitol mob's digital trail; Federal courts, legal aid hacked


Video, cell phone and facial-recognition data will lead police to Capitol rioters. (Washington Post)

An Italian court determined that companies can be held liable even if an algorithm unintentionally discriminates against a protected group. (VICE)

A part of the SolarWinds hack, the federal courts were breached. (USC) A separate data breach at a legal aid organization exposed clients’ personal information. (Daily Swig) (h/t Andrew Davies)

A victory for public access to court documents. (Free Law Project)

How your digital trails wind up in the police's hands. (Wired) Snitches on wheels: Police turn to car data to destroy suspects' alibis. (NBC)

He spent 10 days in jail after facial recognition software led to the arrest of the wrong man. (NJ.com) Unregulated facial recognition must stop before more Black men are wrongfully arrested. (Washington Post) The racial bias in bar exam software can be bypassed. (SSRN) (h/t Gabe Teninbaum)

Baltimore Police threatened to end spy plane program in November, claiming “disturbing” leaks of information. (Baltimore Sun)

New data shows that the outcome of a bail hearing has everything to do with the judge. (538)

A federal court in Rhode Island will help explore making virtual-access permanent post-pandemic. (Providence Journal)

The UK High Court ruled against the government's use of “general warrants,” impacting hacking cases. (Privacy International)

Singapore police are now allowed access to Covid tracking data. (ZDnet)

What I learned in two years of moving government forms online. (Medium)

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Jobs & Opportunities

18F, the federal government’s in-house tech shop, is hiring. (18F)

The ACLU needs a technology fellow to look at tech that impacts civil rights. (ACLU) (h/t Irene Mo)

The ACLU of Northern California is looking for interns. (ACLU NorCal)

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

The Baltimore Digital Equity Coalition needs a coalition director. (BDEC) (h/t Emma Simpson).

The Brennan Center is looking for a bunch of legal interns. (BC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Callisto needs a senior dev. (C)

The Center for Democracy and Technology is hiring a number of staff and internship positions. (CDT) (h/t Alex Givens)

The Center for Policing Equity needs a data analyst and full stack engineer. (CPE) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Charles Koch Institute will open applications for the emerging tech policy leaders program. (CKI)

Cornell’s Digital Life Initiative has a new technology law and policy fellowship. (CDLI)

The Council for State Governments Justice Center needs six senior policy analysts. (CSG) (h/t Joyce Raby)

Data and Society is looking for fellows (DnS). (h/t Eleni Manis)

DataKind is looking for an executive director (DK) and director of volunteers. (DK) (h/t Elizabeth Grossman)

DC’s Criminal Code Reform Commission needs a social scientist. (CCRC)

Duke’s Center for Science and Justice is accepting applications for an associate director. (DCSJ) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

Everytown for Gun Safety needs a data engineer. (EGS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Harvard’s Belfer Center has opened up applications for its Technology and Public Purpose Fellowship. (HBC)

Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center opened its fellowship application. (BKC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Harvard Law’s Journal of Law and Technology is accepting articles. (JOLT)

JustFix.nyc is looking to fill multiple roles. (JF)

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

Lagniappe Law Lab needs a legal content manager. (LLL) (h/t Amanda Brown)

The Legal Aid Foundation of LA needs a legal IT manager. (LAFLA) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

[New] The Massachusetts Court System needs a forms and tech admin. (MCS) (h/t Sarah Lilly)

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers needs a senior dev. (NACDL) (h/t Julie Ciccolini)

New America opened up applications for its national fellows program. (NA)

[New] The New Jersey Dept. of Law and Public Safety needs a chief data officer. (NJ) (h/t Beth Noveck)

The Oklahoma Policy Institute needs a justice data analyst. (OPI)

Paladin needs a full stack engineer. (P)

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

The Patrick McGovern Foundation has a slew of positions. (PMF)

The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking to fill a number of roles. (PDAO)

Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy opened applications for their emerging scholars in tech policy program. (CITP)

Pro Bono Net has an open position and needs interns. (PBN)

Raheem, a platform for reporting police violence, needs a software engineer. (R)

RapidSoS, a data platform for first responders, is hiring. (RSoS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Recidiviz has a number of openings. (R)

The Responsible Business Initiative for Justice is looking for a Campaign Manager and a Director of Operations (RBIJ) (h/t Silas Horst)

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

Tech Congress applications are now open for the 2021 Congressional Innovation Scholars Program. (TC)

[New] Theory and Principle, a legal software development boutique, needs a PM. (T&P)

University College London is offering a fully funded PhD for someone interested in studying technology-facilitated abuse in intimate partner violence. (UCL) (h/t Leonie Tanczer)

[New] Universität Wien is hiring an innovation and private law prof. (UW) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

Upsolve, a bankruptcy app, needs an engineer. (U) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

Upturn needs a summer policy intern. (U)

The Vera Institute of Justice has numerous open positions, including a director of innovation. (VIJ) (h/t Eleni Manis)

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

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