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Palantir Had No Policy On Social Media Data Collection Prior To 2015

Buzzfeed News --------- The Silicon Valley data analysis firm Palantir Technologies lacked a comprehensive policy for handling social media data in 2014, when one of its employees helped Cambridge Analytica acquire private information on as many as 87 million Facebook users, BuzzFeed News has learned. Palantir insiders felt that the company's "ad hoc" approach to handling social media data for customers in general was "becoming unworkable," a senior engineer said in an October 2014 memo not related to Cambridge Analytica. Palantir took steps to develop a social media data policy in early 2015, soliciting input from employees who'd worked on customer accounts involving the use of such data, an email from that time shows. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

Palantir Had No Policy On Social Media Data Collection Prior To 2015 - Read More from Buzzfeed News

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