JTDL: Video & the Chauvin trial; FTC targets AI equity + New jobs

News

Darnella Frazier captured George Floyd's death on her cellphone, the video shaped the Chauvin trial. (New York Times) What’s the purpose of sharing violent police videos anymore, other than to traumatize Black communities? (Vox) You have the right to film police, here's how to do it. (Washington Post)

Aiming for truth, fairness, and equity in your company’s use of AI. (Federal Trade Commission) The EU outlined wide-ranging AI regulation, but left the door open for police surveillance. (Verge)

Digital barriers to economic justice in the wake of Covid-19. (Data & Society)

Inside the rise of real-time police department crime centers. (MIT Tech Review) The rise and reach of police surveillance technology. (Action Center on Race and the Economy) A new dataset shows the scale of vehicle surveillance in California. (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

US lawmakers pressure the Department of Justice over funding of predictive policing tools. (Gizmodo)

Citing cost, Chicago postponed its police-misconduct database. (StateScoop) NYPD hate crime data fails to capture harassment against older Asians. (Marshall Project)

A new bill in the US Senate would prevent an end-run of courts by law enforcement agencies buying Americans’ data. (Senate) North Carolina lawmakers want to give police even more power to track your phone without a warrant. (News & Observer)

How facial recognition technology used by the police perpetuates patriarchal norms. (Feminism in India) (h/t Rebecca Williams)

Exploiting vulnerabilities in Cellebrite’s physical analyzer, a popular privacy-busting tool used by law enforcement, could raise evidentiary questions. (Signal) (h/t Keith Porcaro) Hunting for Stingrays—the police surveillance tool, not the animal. (Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons)

The US Postal Service’s law enforcement arm runs a covert program that monitors Americans' social media posts. (Yahoo)

After being convicted by bad data, a UK court clears 39 postal workers of wrongdoing. (Guardian)

Tunisian police are using drones and Facebook to dox LGBTQ protesters. (Coda Story)

Equity by design. (New America)

Events

[Virtual] The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is hosting The Future Is Now: Legal Services conference, April 27-29. (ISC) (h/t Penelope Bremner)

[Virtual] Village Capital is presenting their Justice for All report, April 27. (VC)

[Virtual] The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a dark patterns workshop, April 29. (FTC)

[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)


Share Jason’s Newsletter


Jobs & Opportunities

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)

Color of Change needs a CTO. (CoC)

Consumer Reports has a fellowship for privacy and public interest researchers. (CR) (h/t Irene Mo)

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)

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

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

FedTech is looking for technical and non-technical applicants for a new startup program. (FT)

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

The Future Society has multiple openings. (FS)

Good Call is looking for an engineer. (GC) (h/t Gabe Leader-Rose)

Human Rights Watch needs a director for technology and human rights. (HRW)

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)

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

North Carolina’s Indigent Defense Services needs a research associate. (IDS)

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

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)

PEW needs an associate for its civil legal system modernization work. (PEW) (h/t Joyce Raby)

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

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

ProBonoNet needs a product manager. (PBN)

Queen’s University Belfast needs a lecturer in law and innovation. (QUB) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

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

Singapore’s Management University needs a research assistant. (SMU) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

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)

University of Arizona’s Innovation 4 Justice program has a post doc. (I4J) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

UC Berkeley Law’s Technology & Public Policy Clinic needs a teaching fellow. (UCB)

University of Luxembourg is looking for a doctoral researcher in AI regulation. (UL) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

[New] The University of Michigan is hiring profs focused on racial justice and tech. (Mich)

The University of Western Australia is looking for a research fellow in tech governance. (UWA)

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

Uptrust needs a implementation engineering manager. (U)

Utrecht University needs a prof in law and technology. (UU) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

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)