JTDL: Uber for eviction; new risk assessment research + new jobs


In a sprawling report, technology is one of seven approaches to close the access-to-justice gap. (American Academy of Arts & Sciences) Lack of data is a hurdle to increasing access-to-justice through regulatory reform. (Daily Journal)

Big data has ushered in a new and cruel era of immigrant surveillance. (Slate)

Controversial facial recognition software was used 30,000 times by the LAPD in the last decade. (LA Times) The Department of Homeland Security admitted its database of facial recognition photos was hacked and released online. (VICE)

Social media platforms remove evidence of war crimes. (Human Rights Watch)

There’s a new data-informed report on the PSA, a risk assessment tool used in bail decisions. (A2J Lab)

Court tech company Tyler Technologies was hit by an apparent ransomware attack. (Krebs on Security)

With Congress passing on police surveillance bills, cities and states take up the fight. (New America) The way police fund surveillance technology is part of the problem. (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

ShotSpotter sensors send San Diego police to false alarms more often than advertised. (Voice of San Diego)

The U.S. Supreme Court will review the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which could have broad impacts on if and how researchers and hackers are prosecuted. (The Wall Street Journal)

Tor isn’t what it used to be: 179 people tied to a Dark Web drug market were arrested in Europe and the US. (BBC) Meanwhile, an investigation into the encrypted message platform Encrochat found corrupt cops leaking information to criminals in Europe. (VICE)

The Department of Homeland Security flew two surveillance aircraft over Breonna Taylor protests. (VICE) Customs and Border Patrol also flew drones near indigenous pipeline activists' homes. (Gizmodo) How to regulate police use of drones. (Brookings)

U.S. Senators call for an investigation into the IRS’s warrantless location tracking. (VICE)

A new letter calls on the NYPD Inspector General to audit the department’s “Gang Database”. (Brennan Center)

It’s Uber, but for evicting people. (VICE)

Solo Suit launched a product to help people defend against debt cases. (TechCrunch)

An allegedly sleeping Tesla driver was arrested after the car was caught going 93 miles an hour. (Ars)

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Jobs & Opportunities

[New] 6Clicks, which do cyber security audits for courts and government agencies, needs an “enabler”. (6C) (h/t Josh Jackson)

18F, the federal government’s in-house tech shop, is hiring. (18F) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The American Bar Association’s Center for Innovation is looking for a deputy director. (ABA)

Arnold Ventures has a bunch of job openings in their various criminal justice tracks. (Arnold)

Blue Ridge Labs has opened their fellowship applications. (BRL) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] The Brennan Center is looking for a bunch of legal interns. (BC) (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)

[New] Chicago Kent College of Law is hiring for an inaugural chair in entrepreneurship and applied legal technology. (CKCL) (h/t Daan Vansimpsen)

Data for Black Lives needs a national organizing director. (DfBL)

DataKind is looking for a director of volunteers. (DK) (h/t Eleni Manis)

DC’s Criminal Code Reform Commission needs a social scientist. (CCRC)

[New] Everytown for Gun Safety needs a data engineer. (EGS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

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

The Future Society needs an analyst and interns. (FS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Future Tense is looking for a research and events associate. (FT)

Georgetown’s Beek Center for Social Impact is hiring researchers. (BC)

Georgetown’s Institute for Technology Law and Policy needs an executive director. (ITLP)

[New] ICAAD, which works to innovate human rights advocacy, needs a part-time development and outreach coordinator. (ICAAD)

The Illinois Courts are looking for a senior program manager for its legal technology initiatives. (ILCourts)

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

[New] Just Tech needs a consultant. (JT) (h/t Daan Vansimpsen)

LawHelpNY needs a new director. (CFW)

[New] The National Domestic Violence Hotline is looking for a data analyst. (NDVH)

Paladin needs an enterprise sales exec. (P)

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)

Raheem, a platform for reporting police violence, needs a software engineer. (R)

[New] RapidSoS, a data platform for first responders, is hiring. (RSoS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Recidiviz needs a director of ops and a security engineer. (R)

Ryerson University’s Legal Innovation Zone has multiple openings. (RU) (h/t Daan Vansimpsen)

San Francisco city government needs a business analyst for their criminal justice data work. (SF) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Schmidt Futures has numerous open roles. (SF)

The Shuttleworth Foundation opened applications for fellows. (SF)

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

Stanford’s Computational Policy Lab needs data scientists and engineers. (SU)

R Street, a libertarian think tank, needs to fill some tech and policy roles. (RS)

Theory and Principle, a legal software development boutique, needs a QA dev. (T&P)

TuitApp needs a legal researcher. (TA) (h/t Daan Vansimpsen)

The Vera Institute of Justice has numerous open positions. (VIJ) (h/t Eleni Manis)

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

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