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The Answer to Criminal Records in Germany

January 04, 2019 posted by Steve Brownstein

VII-263 USA/1#0094
Dear Mr. Brownstein,
Many thanks for your e-mail of 18th May 2008.
Pursuant to the German law, evidence about the existence or non-existence of
previous criminal convictions is provided by means of so-called certificates
of good conduct. On request, every person obtains such a certificate about
the content concerning him/her of the Federal Central Register. Under the
following link, you will find more information (however in German) about the
Federal Central Register kept at the Federal Office of Justice: 
Any verification by access to court records is not provided for.
Anyway, according to German labour law principles, an employer is only
entitled to ask about an applicant’s previous convictions if they are a
matter of consequence for the tasks owed under the employment contract. 
With kind regards,
By order
Dr. Michaela Schultze
The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Section VII
European and International Affairs, Criminal Law, Clearing Up of Stasi
Files, Notification Matters, General Interior Administration 
Husarenstraße 30
D - 53117 Bonn
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Betreff:     Question about data privacy
Datum:     Sun, 18 May 2008 19:33:29 EDT
Von:     FindCrime@aol.com
My company receives implicit consent from German citizen job applicants
in the USA and other parts of the globe that give us authorization to
obtain their criminal histories or lack of them. traditionally, we use
court records to verify convictions. Is there a problem accessing these
records in Germany with the completed consent form?
Steven Brownstein
Publisher of "The Background Investigator"
President, StraightLine International
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