25 October 2021
In response to a letter from an MEP, EU policing agency Europol has disclosed some of the "data repositories" that it operates, "beyond iBase and Palantir".
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In February this year, Patrick Breyer, a German MEP for the Pirate Party and member of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, asked for "the reply of 18 November 2019 from Europol to the EDPS [the European Data Protection Supervisor] which provides an indicative and non-exhaustive list of data repositories for operational information beyond iBase and Palantir."
Europol's response says the full letter is classified, but it does provide:
"...the data repositories listed in Europol’s letter of 18 November 2019 (beyond iBase and Palantir), namely the:
No further information is provided.
Europol uses Palantir's 'Gotham' software for "operational analysis" purposes. iBase is a software tool produced by IBM "that enables collaborative teams of analysts to capture, control and analyze multi-source data in security-rich workgroup environments"
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