London (AP) - After a breakdown with thousands of accidentally deleted data, the British Interior Minister Priti Patel has come under pressure.

Experts tried to restore data all weekend, Patel explained.

She is in close contact with the team.

Your Ministry had described the mishap, which was initially reported in the Times, as a “human error”.

According to the report, there were hundreds of thousands of arrest records containing DNA and fingerprints.

According to the Guardian, 400,000 criminal files could be affected.

In its first statement, the ministry had emphasized that only data from people who had been released and who had not been investigated further were affected.

The Times reported that the mistake at least affected the police's ability to reopen proceedings.


Opposition leader Keir Starmer warned on the weekend on “Sky News” that the breakdown could also affect ongoing investigations, and called on Patel to take personal responsibility.

He asked for an opinion from the Interior Minister in parliament.

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"Times" report (Paywall)


"Guardian" report

"Sky News" report