2 Geo. L. Tech. Rev. 67
Watering-hole-based network investigative techniques (NITs) offer a valuable tool in preventing cybercrime by enabling law enforcement to locate criminals who have anonymized their presence on the internet. Because law enforcement cannot know the location of a computer that is searched using these NITs, such use will continue to result in cross-border computer searches.
This note addresses the narrow question of whether law enforcement’s use of these watering-hole-based NITs is permissible under international law.