US politicians demand greater transparency for Palantir work with HHS data
A group of Democratic US Senators and Congressional Representatives have written to Health and Human Services secretary Alex Azar asking for more transparency around the HHS Protect Now programme, which collects vast amounts of data, including coronavirus test results, from the CDC and state and local sources and analyses it using technology from Palantir. The letter asked whether any of the data gathered would be shared with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which Palantir has helped to arrest hundreds of undocumented workers and caregivers of unaccompanied migrant children in the past, as members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus also wrote to Palantir. Palantir responded that HHS Protect does not contain any personally identifiable information and that it does not “collect, broker, or share” HHS data with other Palantir customers.
Writer: Reed Albergotti
Publication: Washington Post