FOI release

Automated deletion of fingerprints, from May 2013

Automated deletion of fingerprints from May 2013, in order to bring the national fingerprint database in line with the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.

Detail

FOI release 32294

The automated deletion of fingerprints beginning May 2013, in order to bring the national fingerprint database in line with the PoFA.

  1. Where fingerprints were accidentally retained after the automatic process, what is being/has been done about it?

  2. Where fingerprints were accidentally deleted what has been/is being done in response?

  3. Of fingerprints added to the database since October 2013 - ie, once the Freedom of Protections Act came into force and the deletion process became a continuous cycle and the number of fingerprints - which have been accidentally retained and the number which have been accidentally deleted. The percentage of fingerprints collected since October 2013

The information was released on 21 August 2014