JTDL: The end of predictive policing; 13th US city bans face rec + New Jobs


After a brief hiatus, I’m writing again: the constitutional problems of virtual criminal hearings. (Brookings)

The protests prove the need to regulate surveillance tech. (Wired) Protester surveillance may test constitutional privacy in courts. (Bloomberg) DHS analyzed protester communications. (Washington Post)

Police blamed a license plate reader for mistakenly identifying a stolen car that led to the false arrest of a Black family in Colorado. (ABC)

Five were charged with felonies for tweeting and retweeting a post looking to identify a police officer—prosecutors later dropped all five cases. (Ars)

Have we come to the end of predictive policing? (MultiBrief)

A new report looks at risk assessments in the criminal justice system. (EPIC) (h/t Ben Winters)

The fight to ban facial recognition technology: Protest in the era of mass surveillance. (WGBH) Portland, Maine becomes the 13th U.S. city to ban the government’s use of facial recognition. (Newsweek) There’s a way to make face recognition think someone else is you. (MIT Tech Review)

A National Data Service should be created within the National Science Foundation. (NextGov)

A fight over police misconduct data continues in New York. (WNYC)

Get ready for a different type of bias: Being physically attractive creates bias in the legal system. (Law Project)

Data brokers may report COVID-19-related evictions for years. (Markup)

Baltimore police chief says spy planes helped close two cases, but won’t share details. (Baltimore Sun)

What are Stingrays and Dirtboxes? (Intercept) A new technique can detect newer 4G Stingray cell phone snooping. (TechCrunch) (h/t Brian Connelly)

Even when there is verifiable criminal justice data, people gonna believe what they gonna believe. (538)

A criminal case in federal court is the new battleground over whether forensic software source code must be disclosed. (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

French police use cameras with speakers to shout at people who break coronavirus rules. (Politico)

In China, WeChat users rent out accounts for quick money and could wind up as criminal accomplices. (South China Morning Post)

The basic questions about ethics of artificial intelligence in law. (SSRN)

Maine law enforcement agency pushed absurd claim that local teen trained terrorists with comedic TikTok video. (Mainer)

A court hearing for the teen accused of hacking Twitter was 'Zoombombed' with porn. (BBC)

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[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)

[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)

[New] 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)

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 a policy director. (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)

[New] The Ford Foundation needs a data analyst. (FF) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] 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)

The Jain Family Institute has an open fellowship application for those interested in AI ethics and governance. (JFI) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Judicial Council of California needs a data scientist. (JCC) (h/t Nick Jones)

JustFix.nyc is looking for a UX/UI designer. (JF)

LawHelpNY needs a new director. (CFW)

Measures for Justice has numerous open positions in their research and technology sections. (MfJ)

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)

San Francisco city government needs a business analyst for their criminal justice data work. (SF) (h/t Eleni Manis) A separate department need an analytics engineer. (SF) (h/t Nick Jones)

Schmidt Futures has numerous open roles. (SF)

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

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

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 searcher. (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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