JTDL: Police surveillance monopolies; Big Tech & police violence + New jobs


The harms of police surveillance technology monopolies. (SSRN)

Everything local surveillance laws are missing in one post. (Belfer Center) (h/t Rebecca Williams) A border town confronts the reality of police surveillance. (Wired)

A Florida bill allowing police drones to surveil crowds heads back to the state’s Senate. (WFSU) Border police want a bite of the burgeoning anti-drone industry. (Intercept)

Your car is spying on you, and a Customs and Border Protection contract shows the risks. (Intercept)

New South Wales police want access to Tinder’s sexual assault data. (Conversation)

Walking barcodes: Swedish police and the use of facial recognition technology. (Lexology)

As body-cameras become commonplace, there’s a debate over when to release the footage. (New York Times)

Big Tech can’t distance itself from the police violence they fuel. (New Republic)

Race, policing, and the limits of social science. (Boston Review)

A new direction for machine learning in criminal law that scrutinizes decision-making itself. (SSRN) A community-centered research agenda for AI innovation policy. (Cornell) The National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office at the White House has a new website. (AI.gov)

An app from Minnesota hopes to de-escalate traffic stops. (KARE) (h/t Shaun Jamison)

BYU law students developed a web resource to address flaws in the expungement process. (LawSites)

Data shows crime is in decline, so why doesn't the public believe it? (External Processing)

In local news, the Justice Tech Download was included in a lawyers of Substack rundown. (LawSites)


[Virtual] The Partners for Justice Conference, which focuses on poverty law issues, is happening May 10-14. (PJC)

[Virtual] Theory & Principle is host a Funding Civil Justice event, May 18. (T&P)

[Virtual] Data Justice Lab is hosting a conference on civic participation in datafied society, May 20-21. (DJL)

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

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Jobs & Opportunities

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

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

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)

Data & Society needs a research analyst. (D+S)

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

The Defender Association of Philadelphia needs a data analyst. (DAP) (h/t Oren Gur)

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

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)

[New] 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)

Kids In Need of Defense needs a data manager. (KIND) (h/t Sarah Lilly)

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

Measures for Justice has multiple positions open. (M4J)

National Legal Aid and Defender Association needs a researcher. (NLADA)

Paladin is looking for a product designer. (P)

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 engineer. (PDAO)

ProBonoNet needs a product manager. (PBN)

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

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)

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)

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

Wired is hiring editorial positions. (W)

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