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A Judicial Framework for Evaluating Network Investigative Techniques

Authors: Susan Hennessey, Nicholas Weaver

Published: July 2016

URL: https://www.lawfareblog.com/judicial-framework-evaluating-network-investigative-techniques

Tags: 2010s Child Exploitation FBI Going Dark Law Enforcement NIT

Abstract: At Motherboard, Joseph Cox reports that defense attorneys representing dozens of defendants nabbed in an FBI child pornography sting have pooled their resources in a “national working group.” A Network Investigative Technique (NIT) conducted on the child pornography website Playpen resulted in the arrest of well over 100 perpetrators, many of whom are now arguing their cases in court.