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We didn’t ‘see any utility’ for Palantir: ISED’s Kennedy

telecom | 12/14/2020 2:15 pm EST

An April meeting between Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) and a former Canadian ambassador to the U.S. now working for the controversial U.S. data-mining company Palantir Technologies was part a normal response to a company's offer of services at the start of the pandemic, ISED deputy minister Simon Kennedy has said.  In response to questions at a Friday meeting of the House of Commons ethics committee, Kennedy said that Palantir was simply one of many companies that responded to an ISED call for action in the early days of the pandemic.  "In that call we had almost 200 digital service firms and software firms, very large companies, very small, large...