You know of course, that even if they denied everything
That they are sniffing everyone's undies.
Here in the USofA we have this supposedly representational governmental thing where sniffing undies is OK'd by some stuffed shirts (civil servants or paid-for legislators). Apparently someone forgot to renew a license to sniff and the sniffers pretend that they will be wedgied if their noses weren't allowed in the proper cracks.
I'm ready to take some bets as to whether the BND or the NSA or the rest of the 5-eyeballs will actually stop sticking their noses in places that even we don't want go (except in moments of extraordinary xxx.)