The Year in Review: Privacy

As 2017 (finally) comes to an end, we’re looking back on an eventful year. This week, Lawfare has been rounding up coverage of some of our favorite national security topics of the past 12 months (FISA Section 702 Reauthorization, L’Affaire Russe, developments in the Middle East, and the progress of counterterrorism policy). In this last installment, we're covering a topic on which readers may want a refresh: 2017 has been a big year for privacy law. On June 6, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Carpenter v. United States. As Jordan Brunner and Emma Khose summarize, Carpenter is a case concerning the law enforcement use of cell site records in the prosecution of two alleged robbers; the question at issue is whether the warrantless search and seizure of cell site records violates the Fourth Amendment. The court heard oral arguments on Nov. 29. Here’s Lafware’s coverage of Carpenter: Government Files Response Brief in Carpenter v. U.S. Amicus…

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