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>But the article touches on the biggest issue with Palantir, which is that they seem to be completely fine with allowing law enforcement agencies to use their software for parallel construction

I think that any company that works for the government to any degree is considered part of the government and is bound by all rules a government agency/employee would be.

Yes and no.

Government pushes lots of compliance down in contractors and state government, but tends to not push down transparency requirements.

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