09/12/2007 - The U.S. Post Office’s firing of an employee for violating its zero-tolerance workplace violence policy was not in retaliation for the employee’s prior workers’ compensation claims, ruled a federal appeals court. Because the employee violated the policy, his firing could not have been a pretext.
09/12/2007 - E-mail accounts stored by an Internet service provider carry the expectation of privacy, ruled a federal appeals court. The government must obtain a warrant or tell the e-mail account’s owner a subpoena has been issued for that information.
SM Online: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
09/12/2007 - Resources committed to protecting the nation’s railways are inadequate, concluded researchers. They recommend legislation to identify threats, clarify public-private sector security roles, and provide more funding.