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Palantir in Talks to Support Contact Tracing for U.K.

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U.K. Parliament Expected to Approve Four-Week Lockdown

Palantir Technologies Inc. is in talks with the U.K. government to provide support for contact tracing of Covid-19 cases, according to people familiar with the discussions. Technology from the newly public data-mining company could augment the contact tracing system already in use in the U.K., which has run into problems.

No contract has been finalized with the government and the U.S.-based company, and any deal would represent an extension of work the company already does for the U.K. in battling the virus, according to the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private information.