JusticeTech DL: Auditing for justice; warrant needed for car data in GA + Jobs

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It's Detain/Release week! This means we are conducting a simulation about algorithmic risk assessments used in pretrial detention. It is an opportunity to talk about how algorithms are being used to help determine bail and sentencing decisions. We are reading the Solicitor General’s Response to Loomis' Request for Certiorari (2017).


As Denmark looks to review more than 10,000 convictions because of a software error, I write about the need for auditing at adoption and throughout software's use in the criminal justice system to protect the rule of law, due process and liberty. (ABA)

In a first, the FTC bans a company from selling stalkerware. (vice)

The Georgia Supreme Court holds that cops need a warrant to access a car's data. (GASC)

In a California state appeal, a defendant challenges the warantless police use of license plate readers. (SFC) Meanwhile, a separate case regarding the technology's use goes forward in Florida. (FLC)

Joining its Bay Area brethren, Berkeley, CA bans facial recognition. (Gizmodo) For governments using the tech, Andrew Ferguson has a new law review article out regarding the Fourth Amendment and face rec. (SSRN)

What does it mean when a youth posts an image of a gun to social media? It depends on who you ask, says new research from Columbia University. (Nature)

Menlo Park Police have a "Facebook Unit", which Facebook pays $2 million a year for. (vice)

A community in Baltimore built an informal surveillance system with 500 consumer cameras, cops say its pushing down burglaries. (BSun)

The DOJ is upping its data game to take on health care fraud prosecutions. (Bloomberg)

Not so different from a debate at the US Supreme Court this term, England and Wales are having a fight over the copyright status of court judgments. (LG)

To make up for Congress' lack of understanding of tech, here's a thoughtful proposal about creating a modern Technology Assessment Office. (CDT)


The American Society of Criminology meeting is happening in San Francisco between November 13-16. (ASC)

The Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency conference will be in Barcelona, Spain Jan. 27-30, 2020. (FAT)

LITCon, which focuses on the use of technology in law and legal education, is going down at Suffolk Law School in Boston, March 30, 2020. (Suffolk)

We Robot 2020 has a call out for proposals. It'll take place at the University of Ottawa, April 2-4, 2020. (UOttawa)

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

The Law and Society Association is accepting submissions for its conference May 28-31, 2020 in Denver. (LSA)

Jobs & Opportunities

ACLU national is looking for a director of product management. (ACLU)

AI Now Institute is looking for editorial and research leads. (AI Now)

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

Callisto, a sexual assault reporting platform, is looking for a head of business development and an executive assistant, among other roles. (Callisto)

The Center for Justice Research at Texas Southern University is looking for a research analyst. (TSU)

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has a senior engineer opening in their Justice and Opportunity vertical. (CZI)

The Harvard Law Library needs a web developer to work on their online legal textbook platform. (HLL)

The Lab at DC is hiring social and data scientists plus an operations analyst. (LDC)

Measures for Justice has five open positions in their research and technology sections. (MfJ)

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

Recidiviz, a criminal justice data platform, is looking for a product manager. (Recidiviz)

The University of Richmond School of Law has two unique positions, including a director of legal innovation. (UR)

The Stanford Center for Human-centered Artificial Intelligence wants to fill a number of director roles. (HAI)

Thorn has a number of positions open for engineers, product managers and sales. (Thorn)

Uptrust, a court reminder platform, is looking for a front end engineer and tech lead manager. (Uptrust)

Upturn, a tech policy outfit in D.C., is hiring for four awesome sounding positions. (Upturn)