JTDL: Police data whitewashing; Tinder background checks + New jobs


Tinder and OkCupid could soon let you background check your date. (ProPublica) I wrote about a similarly bad idea in 2017. (ABA Journal)

Zoom court videos make people's darkest hours go viral. (VICE)

The NYPD released a police officer data portal to withering criticism. (Twitter) (h/t Cynthia Conti-Cook)

The Manhattan District Attorney will release years of racial data as part of nationwide accountability push. (Washington Post)

Greek police roll out new “smart” devices that recognize faces and fingerprints. (World) Police in New Zealand dodge questions about facial recognition technology used to photograph youth. (NewsHub) (h/t Rebecca Williams) What happens when our faces are tracked everywhere we go? (New York Times)

Advocates sued Thomson Reuters for selling personal data to police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (Washington Post)

What the stimulus bill means for state and local government technology modernization efforts. (GovTech) (h/t Rebecca Williams) Why is it so hard to build government tech? (MIT Tech Review) Experts explore the need for a national technology strategy. (Nextgov)

How a juror’s podcast led to an appeal. (New York Times)

Tracking the proliferation of Cellebrite’s mobile device forensic tools across the globe. (Rest of World) (h/t Upturn)

Making public court records available to the public. (Lufkin Daily News) A lawsuit aims to stop private firms from claiming copyrights on California laws. (Los Angeles Times)

The National Institute of Justice released a series of articles on AI in the criminal justice system. (National Center for State Courts)

What is computational law? (Stanford)

The DC Circuit Court takes a bold stance against a font. (Above the Law)


[Virtual] George Washington Law is hosting a panel discussion titled “How Tech Can Improve Access to Justice: Challenges and Opportunities” with Tanina Rostain, Miguel Willis, and myself. March 22 at 12pm ET. (GW)

[Virtual] Legal Tech Talk is hosting a conversation with Judge Scott Schlegel, March 23. (Clubhouse) (h/t Scott Schlegel)

[Virtual] Texas A&M Law’s symposium titled “From Investigation to Post-Conviction: Privacy and Tech in Modern Criminal Procedure” is March 26. (TAMU)

[Virtual] Fast Forward Academy has numerous free classes taught by tech nonprofit leaders, multiple dates. (FFA) (h/t Summer Kennedy)

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Jobs & Opportunities

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

A2JTech needs a product manager. (A2JT)

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

Blue Ridge Lab’s Catalyst incubator is accepting applicants. (BRL) (h/t Eleni Manis)

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

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

[New] Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation is recruiting a new chair and board members. (CDEI) (h/t Sarah Darrall)

Charles Koch Institute is accepting applications for the emerging tech policy leaders program. (CKI)

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)

[New] Empact Solutions needs a youth justice data storyteller. (ES) (h/t Jason Melchi)

The European AI Fund needs a program officer. (EAIF)

[New] Florida’s 18th Judicial Circuit Court needs an senior info systems consultant. (F18) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

Fast Forward Accelerator is also accepting applications. (FFA) (h/t Summer Kennedy)

[New] Future of Privacy Forum is hiring a law and policy fellow. (FPF)

The Future Society has multiple openings. (FS)

Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center needs a program Manager for AI policy practice. (BKC)

Harvard Law’s Cyberlaw Clinic is looking for a summer intern. (CC)

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

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

Measures for Justice has multiple positions open. (M4J)

New America’s Open Technology Institute needs a legal intern. (NA)

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

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

Pennsylvania State University is looking for law, policy and engineering. (PSU) (h/t Sandra Allain)

The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking to fill a number of roles, including for a data scientist. (PDAO)

The Policing Project at NYU has multiple positions open. (PP)

ProBonoNet needs a product manager. (PBN)

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

Swansea University has fully funded PhDs for those focused on human interactions with AI—deadline March 26. (SU)

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

[New] UC Berkeley’s Algorithmic Fairness and Opacity Group has a public interest technology postdoc. (UCB) (h/t Zoe Kahn)

UC Berkeley’s Center for Law and Tech need an ED. (UCB) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

Universität Wien is looking for project staff at the Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law. (UW) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

University of Virginia is looking for an assistant professor in responsible data science. (UVA)

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

SafeLab at the Columbia School of Social Work is accepting UX fellowship applications. (UXR)

[New] The Vera Institute of Justice has numerous open positions in management and development. (VIJ) (h/t Eleni Manis)