Palantir directly lobbied government minister to use its software

FoI request reveals Palantir's ties to UK government

Tom Allen
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Palantir directly lobbied government minister to use its software

US spy tech firm Palantir directly contacted Tom Pursglove, minister of state for disabled people, health and work, urging him to adopt its technology to crack down on benefits fraud.

Palantir, founded by PayPal co-founder and Trump supporter Peter Thiel, wrote to Pursglove in April to brief him on its technology, promising that it could help the Department for Work and Pensions...

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