In the case of accidentally deleted state files, the responsible Ministry of Finance only sees errors in the Thuringian state data center. The deletion routine was developed there, which erroneously removed around 1,800 electronic documents, said ministry spokesman Uwe Büchner to MDR Thuringia, which reported on Saturday. Actually, the program should only have deleted duplicates. After discovering the data breach, the use of the deletion routine was prohibited.
Irrespective of this, the CDU parliamentary group is demanding detailed clarification of the breakdown in the Parliament's Judiciary Committee, according to the MDR. In the future, the Thuringian state administration is to work exclusively with digital e-files and dispense with paper files.