Madam President in 2000 there was an agreement on safe harbor arrangements for business data transferred to the US. But we have never got beyond that to draw up common transatlantic standards. What is happening increasingly is the transfer of commercial data notably passenger data but also banking and telecom data to public authorities for security purposes.
This is not the context to raise the civil liberties concerns but there is an important economic dimension. Obviously if business travelers experience undue delays that is a cost. But even more burdensome is the considerable cost imposed on companies.