Problem

Secret government security vetting of job applicants

Nature:
Governments may require security vetting in certain sectors and without informing the job applicant. People may be denied a job or promotion on the basis of information which they have had no opportunity to verify.
Incidence:
In the UK it is reported that one million positions are subject to secret government vetting of applicants, namely 1 in 22 of the working population. Security vetting occurs in both public and civil services, private sector defence contractors, telecommunications and the armed services.
Broader Problems:
Espionage in domestic politics
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET