May 25, 2021

Deleted police records were on outdated 1970s IT system

Urgent reforms are needed after thousands of crime records were wrongly deleted from an outdated IT system developed in the 1970s, a report says. "The report continues:"The team who operate it have worked together over a long period of time. The report says managers were too slow to act when the deletions were discovered, and that it took nearly a month for police forces to be informed. Plans to merge the PNC with the Police National Database, which contains CCTV footage and other intelligence data, to create a National Law Enforcement Data Service were first announced in 2014. "The infrastructure is absolutely, as we have seen from the Police National Computer issue, out-of-date, struggling, and we have to absolutely update our systems."

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