NI ordered email deletion

City A.M. Reporter
NEWS International asked a technology firm to delete a large number of emails from its system nine times in 15 months, a technology firm told MPs probing the hacking scandal.

In a letter to the Home Affairs Committee from India-based HCL Technologies, the firm said that it noticed nothing “abnormal or untoward” about the requests by News International.

The requests, which were made between April 2010 and July 2011, included wiping more than 200,000 delivery failure messages and pruning archived messages, HCL told the parliamentary committee.

HCL, responding to a request from the committee chairman Keith Vaz, said it did not store News International data but managed the firm’s computer systems.

News International said it “keeps backups of its core systems” and was working with police to restore them.