Apple's CEO Tim Cook has been making the rounds in Germany.
Privacy was one topic that came up and apparently Cook told Merkel he's a big fan of Germany's strong position regarding data privacy, according to the report.
Cook reportedly told Merkel that Germans "have the same views on privacy as I do."
Data privacy is an issue that tends to get more attention in Europe than in the U.S. Last year, the European Court of Justice that people had the "right to be forgotten" forcing Google to begin removing links to content that people requested be taken down.
Currently, the European Union is working to establish new data-protection rules that will likely make it tougher for tech companies operating in the region to use personal data. Their aim is to create a single digital market that would bring together the varying internet policies of the 28 countries.