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    You may find GPDR doesn't apply to state security data...

    Anyway, the old paper forms had a separate set for personal detail that went into a sealed envelope to limit who could see them. I would be very surprised if the new system doesn't have the same capacity, even if it isn't immediately obvious
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      Originally posted by aaarek View Post
      Yeah, I just wasn't sure as if I had to ask my MG I would also have to tell him what it is and I would like to keep it between me and the vetting officer only if possilble.

      Thanks
      Isn't that kinda being devious and hiding things which is really what the whole process is there to look for? [emoji14]
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        Originally posted by malvolio View Post
        You may find GPDR doesn't apply to state security data...

        Anyway, the old paper forms had a separate set for personal detail that went into a sealed envelope to limit who could see them. I would be very surprised if the new system doesn't have the same capacity, even if it isn't immediately obvious

        It applies alright. But note the 'Intelligence Services Processing' for the Data Protection Act.
        https://assets.publishing.service.go...ce_-_FINAL.pdf

        Whether they can share with the person the OP doesn't want to see it depends on that persons relationship with the vetting agency I reckon. I would stick to being completely honest on the forms. It's unlikely that the information passed back will be anything other success or failure to be cleared.
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          So what level of criminal record checks does a security clearance process carry out?

          As far as I am aware, all civil servants are checked under a 'Basic DBS check' for all levels of clearance, which will show unspent convictions. I've also heard that the national police computer is scanned, which will show cautions, reprimands, final warnings and convictions. However, I've noted some seem to believe that a security clearance check will involve local police records being observed, which could feature any instances of arrest or dealings with the police at all, even where no charge or outcome occurred - from my understanding one would need to be checked through an 'Enhanced DBS check' before local police records would come into play, through the 'other relevant information' category.

          I have no criminal record and never been charged with anything - however, some are advising to list any and every encounter you've ever had with the police. Is this really necessary, especially if the question on the form is not directly asking you to list such a thing? If one has a clean criminal record, is it necessary to revisit silly years as a rowdy youth and list things that are unlikely to even show up on local police records?

          Thanks in advance

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            Originally posted by Johnson Jo View Post

            I have no criminal record and never been charged with anything - however, some are advising to list any and every encounter you've ever had with the police. Is this really necessary, especially if the question on the form is not directly asking you to list such a thing? If one has a clean criminal record, is it necessary to revisit silly years as a rowdy youth and list things that are unlikely to even show up on local police records?

            Thanks in advance
            yes.......

            Just be honest. If you tell them something they don't know it's not that likely to affect the outcome. If you omit to tell them something they know, it's far more likely to affect the outcome.

            There are plenty of people with serious criminal convictions that obtain SC clearance.
            Last edited by Lance; 15 January 2019, 19:39.
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              I don't know how many more times we have to say it...

              The test is not "Have you been naughty?", they already know that. The test is "Are you honest and trustworthy". How hard is that to understand?
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                NO

                Im not trying to hide anything from the vetting officer just from MG. She is very judgmental and have a big mouth lol

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                  Originally posted by aaarek View Post
                  Im not trying to hide anything from the vetting officer just from MG. She is very judgmental and have a big mouth lol
                  if she blurts out some information provided for your vetting process then complain to the vetting agency about her. They'll clip her wings and possibly remove her clearance.
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                    Originally posted by Lance View Post
                    if she blurts out some information provided for your vetting process then complain to the vetting agency about her. They'll clip her wings and possibly remove her clearance.
                    Will do, thank you

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                      Security clearance

                      i have in the pass been Security cleared . but about 14 years ago i got escorted for a MOD Site for allergedly trying to email written porn . i could never prove i was innocent so it is what it is . My question could i get Security clearance now ?

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