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US Mass Surveillance Programmes and Human Rights
The present paper is focused on topic of legal relation between existing US mass surveillance programmes and fundamental human rights. It is claimed that US surveillance programmes are contradictory to fundamental human rights and the US Constitution. The paper contains a comprehensive analysis of some largest surveillance programmes carried out by US officials, including their key features and achieved results. Furthermore, the paper studies fundamental provisions of the most important US legal acts on the matter of electronic surveillance. Lastly, some landmark federal court decisions on constitutionality of the mass surveillance are analysed in the paper.