Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution

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Germany: Delay in security checks by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution
Germany: Delay in security checks by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution
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Staff shortages at the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution could become a security risk. Due to additional tasks such as the security check for other authorities (e.g. Federal Police), the internal security check for employees can only be carried out with a considerable delay.

The checks can be delayed for up to four years which could pose significant risks in the integrity of the authority.