Dallas, Texas - Gao Mei Fang (a.k.a. Amy Gao), of Shanghai, China, pleaded guilty in Dallas to mail fraud and smuggling charges in connection with a scheme to sell mislabeled dietary supplements, the Department of Justice announced today.

Washington, DC - Your privacy page and privacy notices are statements or legal documents that describe how you gather, use, disclose and manage your customers’ data. These encompass the notification portion of your privacy policy. And with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect on May 25, your privacy policy is about to become more important than ever.

Washington, DC - The United States is grateful to the Czech Republic for the extradition of Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin, who allegedly hacked computers belonging to LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring. Nikulin, a Russian citizen, was arrested by Czech law enforcement and has been in Czech custody since October 2016.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are teaming up to make it easier for consumers to report tax-related identity theft and to receive assistance to help recover.

Atlanta, Georgia - Today in Atlanta, James Walsh, the Senior Bureau Official for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), will lead a global panel discussion on the international opioid crisis at the National Prescription Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit (Rx Summit). Walsh will deliver opening remarks and moderate a panel discussion, which will feature participants from Mexico, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the second cohort of innovators to join Innovation Crossroads, the Southeast region’s first entrepreneurial research and development (R&D) program based at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Five innovators were selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants as part of the announcement and will begin work at ORNL in May 2018.