Its easier to "accidently" delete an electronic document than a paper document.
If the system is built correctly, then at least there should be an audit trail of who deleted. But the document is still gone. Unless there is a strict back-up process. But if this at station level, I doubt it will do any good. Just forget to do backups. Or just lose them. Even the best IT setups have managed to screw up backups.
I was in a police station last year and was told I can't report a case because their "computers are down", and they can't capture the information, and thus can't issue a case number. So is this just taking the paper part of the dossier out of it, then?
As stated in the other thread: step in the right direction.
But then a couple of years ago I HD the opportunity to see how one of the government departments' systems work before work started to completely replace it. It was a mess and a mixed of different vendors' work held together by all sorts of arb tech. The fact that they got any work done on it is a miracle.
So here's hoping it was done properly. Wonder who did it though? Gijima?