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FOI 2023 37 - Palantir Software


Information Requested:

This is an FOI request about Palantir Technologies.

1. Does your organisation use Palantir software for any purpose or policy?
2. If so please state the name of the software, the date on which use commenced, and the purposes and policies for which it is used.
3. Do you upload patient data to to Palantir e.g. Foundry? Please state the name of this data, the policy under which it is uploaded, and whether it is “de-identified”, “pseudonymised” or anonymised.
4. Have you conducted data protection impact assessments on your use of Palantir? Please provide a copy of these impact assessments if so.
If you use Palantir software:
5. Please provide copies of correspondence between relevant employees of your organisation and employees of Palantir related to the implementation and usage of - and troubleshooting issues with - Palantir software.
Please define correspondence as emails, text messages and WhatsApp messages generated since 01/06/2022.
6. Please provide copies of internal correspondence related to the implementation and usage of - and troubleshooting issues with - Palantir software.
Please define internal correspondence as emails generated since 01/06/2022.
Thank you for the time and energy you will invest in preparing a response. I would prefer to receive all information in electronic format and in machine-readable formats where applicable. I would be grateful if you could acknowledge receipt of this request.


Information provided for the answer:

Thank you for your recent request dated 17th March 2023.

Public Health Wales do not use Palantir Software.



If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of the decision, you should write to the Corporate Complaints Manager, Public Health Wales NHS Trust, 3, Number 2, Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff, CF10 4BZ.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint or review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Trust. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner for Wales
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Churchill House
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CF10 2HH

Telephone: 029 2067 8400