Year in Review 2016

The Year in Review: Section 702 & Going Dark

By Susan Hennessey, Quinta Jurecic
Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 8:30 AM

As 2016 (finally) comes to an end, we’re looking back on an eventful year. This week, Lawfare will be rounding up coverage of some of our favorite national security topics of the past twelve months. Today, we're covering two topics on which readers may want a refresh before the issues heat up in 2017.

Debates over the reauthorization of FISA Section 702 are likely to be contentious as we race towards its December 2017 sunset date. Here’s what we had to say on 702 this year:

 

And 2016 opened in the shadow of the tragic shootings in San Bernardino. The legal battle between Apple and the FBI made the Going Dark debate front page news. It’s a safe bet that encryption will continue to be a growing topic in national security in the coming year: