Monday, September 25, 2023

The Dallas Police Department just lost 8TB of crime data

The purpose of backing up your data is to prevent situations where the original files are the only copies and they have lost, accidentally deleted, or become inaccessible due to a hardware problem. But what happens when you delete an archive? Unfortunately, this happened to the Dallas Police Department, they lost 8TB of crime data.

There’s evidence that a local administrator unintentionally erased more than 8TB of city data during a regular transfer in April. 8Terabytes is the equivalent of 8,000 gigabytes. Perhaps you’re asking why we’re only hearing about it now if this happened in April? Due to the length of time it took to get the proper answer A few days ago, they only learned about it, according to the city mayor and county district attorney.

What does this mean after the data has deleted? These files contain images, videos, audio, case notes, and other items that police collect from their daily work. It has believed that this could jeopardize many legal proceedings as they no longer have access to the materials after Dallas Police Department lost 8TB of crime data which they may need in their case.

In fact, we have already seen the consequences of this. An Associated Press report claims that a man, Jonathan Pitts, has released on bail after charged with murder. In order to prevent evidence connected to his case from being destroyed by mistake.

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