They've already been caught handing information purloined in this fashion to law enforcement. They'll make up a lie about how they got it and then it's on you to prove they're lying and how they got it.. which is impossible.
There's nothing to codify or normalize. Their systems are already integrated. They are sharing anything they want and lying the whole time.
No reason to believe Snowden is anything other than what he seems at the moment.
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