The Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) has initiated an investigation after the Norwegian Defence Estates Agency (Forsvarsbygg) has reported a possible leak of classified information about a project, Filter Nyheter writes.
According to a letter from Forsvarsbygg director Thorbjørn Thoresen, which Filter Nyheter has had access to, the PST was notified earlier this autumn of a suspected leak that “could damage national security interests.”
The report was sent to the PST on November 4.
“Forsvarsbygg has received information that confidential information about a classified project has been leaked,” Thoresen wrote to the PST.
The possible leak was discovered when a hired consultant at Forsvarsbygg in August played golf. The person he was playing golf with started talking about a project that he should not know anything about.
The consultant knew that the information was classified and subject to confidentiality. The consultant has signed a confidentiality agreement.
Forsvarsbygg writes that it does not know who leaked the information. The person who talked about the project referred to the source as “a friend.”
In Norway, it is a criminal offense to provide classified information to outsiders. The PST confirmed that they are investigating the case.
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