back to article Palantir expands from Covid role, wins $90m deal with US Department of Health

Peter Thiel-founded analytics company Palantir has won a $90 million, five-year contract with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for a "holistic" enterprise data project. The controversial company — which cut its teeth on projects for the CIA and US border agency ICE — was awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement …

  1. Helstrom

    "They are not all accounted for..."

    "It is dangerous to use them. They are not all accounted for. We don't know who else may be looking"

    -Gandalf the Grey

    Has HHS not seen/read the Lord of Rings? Seriously though: could Palantir not have chosen a creepier company name given their history?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: "They are not all accounted for..."

      I keep hoping that the Tolkein estate will go after them :-)

  2. bombastic bob Silver badge
    Big Brother

    "the focus of concern among health data privacy watchers"

    THAT is a HUGE concern...

  3. oiseau

    The beginning of the end

    — was awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement …

    This is the beginning of the end for any and all privacy plain mortals could aspire to.

    Not that things aren't really bad now, but they will only get worse and worse from now on.

    Just wait for it ...

    Soon you won't be able to shag anywhere without BB knowing all about it.


  4. Mike 16

    Blanket Purchase Agreement

    Would this be for purchase of blankets formerly owned by plague victims?

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Misdirection Again...And Funding Opportunities For Certain Well Known Political Parties......

    Quote: "... in the Queen's Speech setting out policy plans for the next Parliament, the government promised the data protection regime would be reformed..."

    Translation: The Conservative government will, for example, sell all the personal NHS records they can find to Peter Thiel and Palantir.

    ....of course, FOR A PRICE!!

    Take a look:








    So......the Conservative approach to "data protection" and "privacy" is simple...and in two parts:

    (1) We will sell anything to long as the price is in millions or billions (you know...dollars, pounds stirling....)

    (2) We know nothing (nothing I tell you) about the concerns of individual citizens (you know...the taxpayers funding this charade...)

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