JusticeTech DL: dangers of trade secret privilege; privacy audit of ShotSpotter + new jobs

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Due to the increased role that privately held technologies play in the criminal justice system, I illustrated the negative and growing harms of trade secret privilege in criminal cases. (ABA Journal)

The always spot on Rebecca Wexler penned an op-ed on how data privacy laws can make the criminal justice system more unfair for defendants. (LAT)

The Policing Project at NYU did a privacy audit of gunshot detection company ShotSpotter. (NYU)

Cambridge is the fourth U.S. city to ban the government's use of facial recognition technology. (Gizmodo) Meanwhile, London has become--at least for democratic societies--the test bed of the invasive technology. (FT)

Amazon's Ring captured another week of headlines. It's contracting with police so it can access dispatch systems. (Gizmodo) Unfortunately, Ring's alert system creates false alarms that officers respond to. (CNET)

The Coalition for Public Safety will give $100,000 each to 10 innovative ideas to reform the justice system. (Fast Company) (h/t Kristen Sonday)

A new study says police data can help find the bad cops. (Chicago Tribune) (h/t Andrew Ferguson)

Border guards in Europe test a new lie detector that analyzes "micro gestures", it doesn't really work. (Intercept)

Cynthia Conti-Cook talked about exposing police misconduct data in an era of digital privacy concerns. (D&S)

iOS 11 has a "cop button" to temporarily disable Touch ID. (Verge)

Carl Malamud is liberating legal scholarship for machine learning analysis, this time in India. (BoingBoing) (h/t Sarah Glassmeyer)


The Maintainers are putting on a third conference focused on maintenance, infrastructure and repair in Washington D.C., October 6-9. (Maintainers)

ASSETS is calling for papers regarding AI fairness and those with disabilities for a workshop in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27. (ASSETS)

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

The Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency has a call out for papers for their law track. The conference will be in Barcelona, Spain Jan. 27-30, 2020. (FAT)

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

Jobs & Opportunities

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

AI Now Institute is looking for an executive director and a research lead. (AI Now)

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

The U.C. Berkeley School of Law's Center for the Study of Law and Society needs a new executive director. (Berkeley)

Callisto, a sexual assault reporting platform, is looking for an executive assistant. (CfA)

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has a user experience researcher, operations associate and senior engineer openings in their Justice and Opportunity vertical. (CZI)

Georgetown Law Center needs a program manager who focuses on algorithmic fairness and people with disabilities. (GU)

The Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University seeks a clinical instructor to join their Cyberlaw Clinic. (HU)

Lexis Nexis, a legal research company, is accepting applications for its accelerator. (Lexis)

Paladin needs a software engineer. (Paladin)

The Responsible Business Initiative on Justice is looking for a director to oversee business engagement on criminal justice issues. (RBI) (h/t Silas Horst)

The University of Richmond School of Law is looking for a director to lead a program on legal innovation and entrepreneurship. (UR)

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

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)