NHS deal with Palantir raises fears of vendor lock-in


At a cost to itself of £88,000 a week in salaries alone, Palantir has committed 45 engineers to a government data project intended to help predict surges in demand for the NHS during the pandemic. The company will be paid £1 a week for its work. Besides Palantir's work supporting the US Immigration Customs and Enforcement, a major concern is vendor lock-in that may make it difficult for NHSx to extract the insights Palantir helps it develop and move elsewhere.


Writer: Oscar Williams
Publication: New Statesman