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Pandemic reveals Palantir’s troubling reach in Europe

The findings of investigation by the Guardian, Lighthouse Reports and Der Spiegel raise serious questions over the way public agencies work with Palantir and whether its software can work within the bounds of European laws in the sensitive areas where it is being used, or perform in the way the company promises.

Contract with Greece appeared to give Palantir phenomenal access to data of exactly the scale and sensitivity that would seem to require an impact assessment. Worse, a revision of the agreement one week after the first deleted any reference to the need to “pseudonymise” the data – to prevent it being relatable to specific individuals.

Full article: Seeing stones: pandemic reveals Palantir’s troubling reach in Europe | World news | The Guardian

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