Secret government security vetting of job applicants


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.


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
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST