JTDL: Man falsely accused by app; DC shuts down face rec system + New jobs


A crime app falsely accused a homeless man of starting a wildfire. (Guardian)

Fighting over algorithmic disclosure in criminal cases continues in California. (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Police departments are adopting facial recognition tech amid allegations of wrongful arrests. (60 Minutes) The Chicago Mayor’s Office was blindsided by the police department’s use of controversial facial recognition software ClearviewAI. (Chicago Sun Times) The DC-area will shut down a facial recognition system used by police. (EPIC) (h/t Rebecca Williams)

A Black man arrested thanks to faulty facial recognition files a federal lawsuit. (Atlanta Black Star) Amazon extends its moratorium on police use of its facial recognition software. (Reuters)

Facial recognition, fake identities, and digital surveillance tools: Inside the US Post Office's covert internet operations program. (Yahoo)

DC police identify a man who allegedly reposted data stolen from police computers. (Washington Post)

Detroit should adopt this surveillance technology ordinance. (Detroit Free Press) (h/t Rebecca Williams)

Atlanta starts testing ShotSpotter. (11Alive)

There’s a California city that sends a drone almost every time police are dispatched. (Slate)

The National Center for Access to Justice released its Justice Index data. (NCAJ)

On the validity of arrest as a proxy for offense: Race and the likelihood of arrest for violent crimes. (arXiv) (h/t Irina Raicu)

Uptrust raised $2 million. (TechCrunch)

How law schools should teach tech. (LawSites)


[Virtual] University of Michigan is putting on a webinar series on science, technology , and the carceral state, May-June. (UM) (h/t Melvin Washington)

[Virtual] Stand Together Ventures Lab’s “Unbundle Policing: Reimagine Public Safety Challenge” is hosting an info session on the new fund, June 15. (ST) (h/t Rachael Drew)

[Virtual] NYU’s Institute for Public Interest Technology is putting on a two-week conference for scholars, late June. (NYU)

Jobs & Opportunities

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

ACLU of Massachusetts is looking for a technology for liberty fellow. (ACLU)

The Africa Digital Policy Institute is accepting fellow applications. (ADPI)

Afterpattern opened their automated legal products competition with $5,000 on the line. (AP) (h/t Scott Kelly)

BRYTER is hiring a legal architect. (B)

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

The Criminal Justice Administrative Records System is accepting fellowship applications. (CJARS)

[New] Data & Society has multiple openings. (D+S)

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

EPIC has a call for papers on AI, equity, and trust. (EPIC) (h/t Ben Winters)

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)

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

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is looking for a Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. (2Civility) (h/t Jayne Reardon)

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

Kleros, an online dispute resolution platform, needs a blockchain and law researcher. (K) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

The Markup is looking for an investigative journalist. (M)

[New] 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)

[Repost] 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)

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

[New] The Stand Together Ventures Lab’s “Unbundle Policing: Reimagine Public Safety Challenge”, with $1M+ in funding, is now open. (ST) (h/t Rachael Drew)

Technical University of Munich is hiring an NLP researcher (PhD student or post doc). (TUM) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

Temple Law School needs an ED for its law and technology center. (TLS) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid needs an analytics and research manager. (TRLA) (h/t Lizzie Shackney)

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

Tyler Tech needs a PM. (TT) (h/t Joyce Raby)

UC Berkeley Law’s Technology & Public Policy Clinic needs a teaching fellow. (UCB)

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

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

Uptrust needs a implementation engineering manager. (U)

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

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

Vreij Universiteit Brussels needs a lecturer in law and tech. (VUB) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

Wired is hiring editorial positions. (W)

Yale ISP is accepting policy fellowship applications til May 31. (ISP)