NHS officials knew Palantir would secure data deal, newly uncovered emails suggest

Palantir has been awarded five consecutive NHS contracts without a competitive bidding process

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NHS officials knew Palantir would secure the data deal, newly uncovered emails suggest
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NHS officials knew Palantir would secure the data deal, newly uncovered emails suggest

Newly obtained emails from 2020 suggest that Palantir, a US data mining and analytics company, was seemingly destined to secure a £23.5 million NHS contract well before its official signing.

That's according to openDemocracy, which claims that in these emails, senior NHS England executives discussed budgeting for a new national data platform, with multiple individuals referring to Pala...

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