January 28 is National Data Privacy Day in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The FEHBlog celebrated by listening to a webinar on the cost of data breaches presented by AllClear ID. The panelists noted that there has been a sharp drop in the number of laptop thefts causing data breaches as businesses across the board have been switching to encrypted laptops. The top causes now are hackers and staff mistakes (either by the business itself or one of its subcontractors / business associates). The panelists suggested conducting data breach response drills and of course purchasing cyber liability insurance. The FEHBlog will provide a link to the webinar slides when they become available.