JTDL: French court applies GDPR to face rec; FL Bar doesn't know what it wants + New Jobs

All the justice tech news, events, & jobs fit to reprint.


An algorithmic quarantine app in China sends updates to the police. (NYT) The outbreak has moved Chinese court hearings online. (Abacus) In the States, police spread a false claim on social media that meth is contaminated with the Coronavirus. (BF)

A French court applies the GDPR to facial recognition for the first time. (AIR) Real-time face rec is already a reality in Buenos Aires. (OZ)

Live facial recognition is coming to U.S. police body cams. (OZ) Clearview AI is working on a similar non-body camera. (BF) The same company wants all U.S. mugshots from the last 15 years. (OZ) With all this invasive tech, can you opt out of face scans at the airport? (Markup)

The Florida Supreme Court will hear whether or not an app that helps resolve parking tickets committed the unlicensed practice of law. (BL) The Florida Bar is also limiting attorneys that want to use targeted advertising on social media. (FB) (h/t Sam Harden) At the same time, the Florida Bar created a task force to rethink its regs. (LS)

A new bill in Congress takes a swipe at Section 230, which would hold internet companies responsible for child porn posted on their sites. (NYT) The same bill has encryption advocates worried. (Gizmodo) Others aren’t so concerned. (Lawfare)

How to overcome hurdles in legal practice research. (Science) (h/t Molly McDonough)

U.S. law enforcement doesn’t need warrants when they can just buy a suspect’s location information from a data broker. (Protocol)

A new study looks at the reception of algorithms in policing and criminal courts. (Oxford) ICE uses an algorithm that all but guarantees detention. (Intercept) Meanwhile, the argument for a right to confront software grows. (ArXiv)

[Video] The EU Parliament held a committee meeting on AI in the criminal justice system. (EU) (h/t Aonghus Kelly)

A new company is being accused of creating racially-biased software that helps with juror selection. (vice) A separate company is turning Utah into a surveillance Panopticon. (vice)

A new book by Prof. Sasha Costanza-Chock looks at design and justice. (MIT)

A worker safety expert was pressured to withdraw from an American Bar Association conference panel after releasing a report critical of Amazon, a conference sponsor. (WaPo)

Phew, hitmen for hire on the darkweb are usually just a scam. (NYT)

The Philly DA continues to showcase its data work, this time regarding case volume. (PDAO)

The Free Law Project now has every reported U.S. tax opinion. (FLP)

A hacker’s mom breaks into a prison and the warden’s computer. (Wired)

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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)

Berkeley Technology Law Journal opened its 2020 writing competition. (Cal)

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)

The Future of Privacy Forum is looking for a policy fellow. (FPF)

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 Berkman Klein Center is looking for a fellow to research online take-down notices. (BKC)

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)