‘Catastrophic data loss’ affects thousands of Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office dashcam videos

Rosana Hughes reports:

A “catastrophic data loss” caused thousands of Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office videos from dashboard cameras to disappear — and potentially could jeopardize criminal and civil cases.

All dash camera footage for all 130 patrol deputies between Oct. 25, 2018, and Jan. 23 of this year was lost after a software failure on Jan. 13, according to a letter hand-delivered to the District Attorney’s Office this week. The footage could not be recovered, as that was the only server used to store the videos.

Read more on Chattanooga Times Free Press.  This was not a cyberattack situation but a drive failure and discovery that the system had not been making backups correctly disaster.

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