Cole & Van Note to investigate data breach at Meyer Corporation, a major cookware distributor

Oakland, CA, USA, 2022-Mar-3 — /EPR RETAIL NEWS/ — Cole & Van Note, a leading consumer rights law firm, announces today its investigation of Meyer Corporation, U.S. on behalf of its consumers/clients, arising out the company’s recent data breach. According to the company, the private information of a massive number of people may have been stolen in the hacking of its information network. It is currently unknown how many people have had their information used for criminal purposes.

If you received a notice of this alarming data breach and/or have transacted in any way with Meyer Corporation, U.S., your information may already be in the hands of cybercriminals, making your urgent attention to this situation very important.

Cole & Van Note is ready to discuss your options and can be contacted at (510) 891-9800, by email at or through its website by clicking below:

Cole & Van Note has been successfully handling consumer and employee rights matters since 1992. The firm has recovered compensation for millions of individuals and stands ready to help you get paid for your losses.

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RILA: the retail industry leads the efforts to enhance cyber security and data security; makes massive investment in stores

The Retail Industry Highlights Efforts To Protect Consumers, Thwart Cyber Attacks

Arlington, VA, 2015-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Over the past year the retail industry has led efforts to enhance cyber security and data security, starting with a massive investment in our stores.​
​​Retailers Are Investing $8.65 Billion To Upgrade Payment Terminals. New technology about to be deployed by credit card companies will require U.S. consumers to carry a new kind of card and retailers across the nation to upgrade payment terminals.  (“Costly Shift To New Credit Cards Won’t Fix Security Issues,” Reuters, 3/3/15)

Retailers are building cross-industry alliances to work toward solutions that thwart cyber threats.

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Joins With Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) In An Effort To Fight Hackers. Financial Services Roundtable is joining forces with the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the American Bankers Association, the National Restaurant Association, and other trade groups to launch a new working group.  Together the industries plan to combine their brain power to fight hackers and work with Congress on any new possible laws. (“Stores, Banks Team Up To Fight Hackers,” The Hill, 2/13/14)

Retailers are leading the fight for “chip-and-PIN” technology, which is the safest technology available today to protect against data breaches and fraud.

Including A PIN Can Make A Transaction Up To 700 Percent More Secure. A 2013 study by the Federal Reserve found that using PINs in debit card transactions reduced fraud by 700 percent. (“2011 Interchange Fee Revenue, Covered Issuer Costs, And Covered Issuer And Merchant Fraud Losses Related To Debit Card Transactions,” Federal Reserve, 3/5/13)

“Chip-And-PIN” Is A Tested Technology That The U.S. Needs To Employ. When defending against cyber-attacks, there are no silver bullets.  Instead, strong defenses rely on layers of protections.  Widespread migration to Chip-and-PIN is one of those very important layers.  Working across the payments ecosystem with merchants, card networks, banks and credit unions, we hope to achieve that goal and build for a more secure future for our shared customer, the American consumer. (“Chip-And-PIN Increases Cybersecurity,” The Hill, 10/21/14)

The retail industry has been at the forefront of cybersecurity – just last month the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC) launched a portal to speed up its ability to spread information in the face of rapidly escalating attacks on payment and other retail data.

A Retailer’s Group Formed To Share Cyberattack And Threat Information. Along with making it easier for retailers to report threat information that they uncover, the portal will allow retailers to receive intelligence from law enforcement, government agencies and key partners.  It’s also intended to help provide security education and research offerings for retailers. (“Retail’s Cybersecurity Center Adopts Intel-Sharing Portal,” PYMNTS, 3/26/14)

Retailers are working with Congress to craft new data breach and cyber security legislation that will inform and safeguard our customers.

Retailers Are Backing Strong Federal Data Breach Legislation To Protect Consumers.When attacks on consumer information are successful and will cause economic harm, retailers believe that their customers have the right to be notified as promptly as possible.  Retailers also believe that they have an obligation to provide customers with information that is as accurate and actionable as possible so that they can take steps to protect themselves.(RILA Outlines Key Elements Of Data Breach Legislation At Congressional Hearing, 1/27/15)

Retailers Support Legislation To Strengthen Info Sharing Tools With Law Enforcement.Retailers understand that defense against cyber-attacks must be an ongoing effort, evolving to addre​ss the changing nature of the threat.  RILA is committed to working with Congress to give law enforcement and retailers the tools necessary to thwart this unprecedented attack on the U.S. economy and bring the fight to cybercriminals around the globe. (RILA Outlines Key Elements Of Data Breach Legislation At Congressional Hearing, 1/27/15)


Jason Brewer
Vice President, Communications & Advocacy
Phone: 703-600-2050

The Retail Industry Leaders Association comments on Obama’s remarks on cyber security in the State of the Union address

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s remarks on cyber security in the State of the Union address.

Arlington, VA, 2015-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — “The President’s focus on cyber and data security is welcome in the fight against evolving cyber-attacks.  Retailers call on Congress to provide assistance and ensure retailers have the partners and the tools to fight a growing and sophisticated enemy and protect Americans. This includes increased threat information sharing, a single, national data breach notification law, increased card security and collaboration on evolving technologies in order to defeat cyber criminals.”

The attacks from nation state actors, cybercriminals, and hacktivists are increasingly targeting American businesses and financial institutions with more sophistication than before. We must work together to discover and defeat attacks, mitigate harm, and create resilient systems. Retailers have made great strides this year, including:

First Retail ISAC – The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center

Last year RILA, along with some of America’s leading retailers, set up the first ISAC for the industry, the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC). The R-CISC is a comprehensive resource for retailers to receive and share threat information, advance leading practices and develop research relevant to fighting cyber threats.

The R-CISC is the cybersecurity resource for the retail industry, open to retailers and merchants of all segments and sizes and aims to become a resource for not only the retail industry but related merchant industries as well. The R-CISC is making tremendous strides and is now interviewing and hiring an Executive Director to run the Center. This is just one more step to continuing the growth of the center. More here:

Cyber Threat Information Sharing Legislation

RILA partnered with the Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) last year to establish the Merchant-Financial Cyber Partnership. The Partnership was created to bring the two industries together to work on a private sector solution to protect the payments system.  At the end of 2014, the Partnership sent a joint letter to Congress outlining principles for and urging Congress to pass cyber threat information sharing legislation.

RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.


Allie Brandenburger
Senior Director, Communications
Phone: 703-600-2063