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Aug 23, 2014 11:21 PM by NBC News

FBI shreds millions of paper files in move to digital records

The FBI has done away with millions upon millions of paper files, stashed in rows of cabinets, as it moves to an all-digital records system.

Over 30 million records and more than 80 million fingerprint cards are headed to the shredder, putting an end to a system that has been in place for almost a century.

Its collection of fingerprints and info cards dates to the 1920s, and although methods have improved since then, the paper records were in use as late as the '90s.

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