Palantir is a US-based data analytics company. It operates in a number of sectors, however, the head of its Defense business told Bloomberg that “We started Palantir in 2004 to help the war fighter and solve difficult problems.”
It has numerous contracts with the US military, but also offices and sales around the world. It was reported to have received a £28m contract from the UK MoD in 2018.
Its contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the US have been highlighted recently, with the intercept headlining that the company “provides the engine for Donald Trump’s deportation machine”.