I recall seeing this topic discussed some time ago, but was unable to find it . Today I had a heated discussion with my unit about my failure to fill in a document called Certificate For Early Employer Notification on a Voluntary Basis. I was more than a little taken aback - why does the MOD Need to Know my 'Line Managers' name and telephone number? My unit threatened all sorts but could not anwser when I asked them where this thing was driven from and what was the legal authority. - Is this really a 'legal' requirement of service? If so, is it MOD regulations or Parliamentry stuff i.e Legislation? - Is this some mong from Sabres way of getting a mailing list together? ( BTW look at their website, the Morons have even got a Para with his beret on the wrong way !!! And these idiots represent us to our employers, no thanks. http://www.sabre.mod.uk/output/Page1.asp - Does it pass the 'Need to Know' section of the Data Protection Act? - If I give any information to a third party (like the MOD) without authorisation from my employer, I am liable to disciplinary action and if I don't , I face disciplinary action from the MOD. - What right does the MOD have under contract Law to interfere with the employment contract I negotiated with my employer?