JTDL: Police tech & the pandemic; data & your rights; + New Job

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News

States are considering home arrest technology to manage the pandemic. (Reuters) France is using AI to check whether people are wearing masks on public transport. (Verge) A city in India told its citizens to download a contact tracing app or face jail. (BuzzFeed)

A murderer in China turned himself in because he didn’t have a QR health code, which is now needed to access places and services. (Abacus)

The U.K. judiciary will take a look at the impact of COVID-19 measures on its civil justice system. (UK Courts) The Kenyan judiciary is delivering judgments online. (Daily Nation)

9/11 prisoners may receive video chat to bridge the Coronavirus divide. (NYT)

States are suspending public records access due to COVID-19. (Markup)

[Podcast] Prof. Andrew Ferguson talks about big data policing and the affects it can have on constitutional rights. (Ipse Dixit)

U.S. academics say they developed a machine learning program that can determine criminality. (HU) In 2016, Chinese researches claimed they built something similar, here’s why the idea is nonsense. (CallingBS)

Debt collectors’ abuse of courts illustrates the need for civil justice modernization. (PEW) (Erika Rickard)

The U.S. Supreme Court is live streaming arguments, here’s a guide. (Atlantic)


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Events

[Virtual] The Law and Society Association conference is May 28-31, 2020. (LSA)

[Virtual] Docacon, a conference that teaches docassemble, is June 26 at the Stetson University College of Law in Tampa. (Doca)

[Stay tuned] We Robot 2020 may not take place at the University of Ottawa. (UOttawa)


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)

The Aspen Tech Policy Hub is looking for a deputy director and a program coordinator. (Aspen) (h/t Betsy Cooper)

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)

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has openings in their Justice and Opportunity vertical. (CZI)

Code for America is looking for a senior consulting engineer for its “Clear My Record” expungement project. (CfA) (h/t Matt Bernius)

The FBI needs a software engineer. (FBI)

Georgetown’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy needs a justice data associate. (GULC) (h/t Matthew Stubenberg)

Georgetown’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy reopened its student writing competition, deadline is May 31. (GULC)

Good Call, a legal support tech non-profit, 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)

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, deadline is May 15. (JSJ)

Lagniappe Law Lab is looking for an access-to-justice tech fellow. (LLL)

LawHelpNY needs a new director. (CFW)

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)

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)

The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking for researchers, data scientists and programmers. (PDAO)

Pro Bono Net has numerous openings in New York for project management and other roles. (PBN)

Quest for Justice is looking for a front end developer and marketing director. (Q4J) (Disclosure: I work for Q4J.)

Recidiviz, a criminal justice data platform, is looking to fill multiple roles. (Recidiviz)

TechCongress needs Congressional digital fellows to help deal with the pandemic. (TechCongress)

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)

University of Toronto needs a director for its new Future of Law Lab. (UT)

Upturn is looking for summer fellows. (Upturn)

Yale Law School is looking for visiting fellows for the Information Society Project. (ISP)