David Davis warns parliament against awarding Palantir £480m contract

07/11/2023 | TheyWorkForYou

During a Parliamentary debate on Tuesday, Conservative MP David Davis expressed concerns regarding the possibility of a  £480 million contract for the NHS Federated Data Platform (FDP) England being awarded to US data mining firm Palantir. Davis warned that giving Palantir access to NHS patient data could undermine public trust and derail efforts to utilise health information better. He went on to say that Palantir's background as a CIA-funded security contractor and history of supporting the NSA makes it a questionable choice to oversee sensitive medical records. 

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