Palantir: Contracts

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 7th September 2020.

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Photo of Lord Strasburger Lord Strasburger Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government why Palantir’s contract with NHS England for the NHS COVID-19 Data Store allows that company to process sensitive personal data such as “political affiliations, religious or similar beliefs”.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Data in the NHS COVID-19 Data Store is de-identified by National Health Service staff before the data is analysed on Palantir's platform.

As such, no identifiable data is being accessed by anyone other than the NHS.

Data is only processed under instruction by NHS England and the companies involved cannot use the data for their own purposes.

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