UK: 150,000 Arrest Records Lost in Police Data Accident

Michael Behr reports:

The information was deleted as part of a routine cleaning of police databases.

The arrest records of around 150,000 people have been accidentally wiped from a police database.

Data such as fingerprints, DNA, and arrest histories were lost last week, according to the Times, which broke the story.

The Home Office has said that the wiped records only related to people who had been arrested and released when no further action was taken. No data associated with criminals or dangerous persons had been deleted.


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