National Security Vetting

Under Sections 67-72 of Act CXXV of 1995 (National Security Act), on the National Security Services, including the Constitution Protection Office, perform a national security vetting of individuals that hold important and confidential jobs as a core activity. The statutory aim of such vetting is to find out whether candidates to, and individuals holding, important and confidential jobs (as defined in Annex 2 of the National Security Act) meet the security conditions that are important for the lawful operation of state life and national economy, and those that arise from international commitments, if applicable.
The fundamental goal of a national security vetting, performed with the affected person’s knowledge and consent, is to reveal such circumstances and potential risks that may make the activities of individuals holding important and confidential jobs susceptible to influence or attack for unlawful purposes.