JusticeTechDL: Iowa State Courts arrrest pentesters; fed court says no to certain searches at border + New Jobs

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Federal district court rules suspicionless searches of travelers' phones and laptops is unconstitutional. (ACLU)

Washington State police have been adopting facial recognition, but with little oversight. (OZ) The ACLU is suing the DOJ, DEA and FBI over its opaque use of facial recognition. (Vox) There's a U.S. Senate bill to regulate the tech. (cnet) Is all this concern over facial recognition justified or just a modern panic? (NYMag)

Penetration security testers hired by the Iowa State Courts were arrested for penetration testing an Iowa state court. (Ars)

A police robot once greeted me at Laguardia airport, this is how it surveils. (OZ)

NYPD kept an illegal database of juvenile fingerprints for years. (Intercept)

More than 1,000 California police accessed a background check database for personal use. (SacBee)

In September, the U.S. Government Accountability Office released a primer on probabilistic genotyping. (GAO)

In a new law review article, Law Prof. Margot Kaminski looks at lessons from the GDPR's approach to algorithmic accountability. (SSRN)

Legal research services are struggling with emojis and emoticons. (TMLB)


The California Senate is holding a hearing on artificial intelligence in the criminal justice system at the Anaheim City Hall on Nov. 20th at 11am. (CAS) (h/t Nikki Pope)

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)

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)

Callisto, a sexual assault reporting platform, is looking to fill a number of 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 Cyber Law Clinic needs a new clinical instructor. (BKC) (h/t Gabe Tenninbaum)

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)

Neota Logic, an experts systems platform, is looking for a university and non-profit relationships director, plus other roles. (Neota)

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)

TechCongress is hiring a deputy director. (TC)

Thorn, a platform fighting child sex trafficking, 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)

The Utah Indigent Defense Commission needs a data and research specialist. (IDC)

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