BORN Ontario Cybersecurity Incident

BORN Ontario is a prescribed perinatal and child registry that is funded by the province’s
Ministry of Health. BORN Ontario was the victim of a cybersecurity incident earlier this year and
your information may have been impacted. The incident was caused by a vulnerability in the file
transfer software BORN Ontario utilized, called MOVEit.
We are among the many Ontario healthcare providers that share personal health information
with BORN Ontario related to pregnancy, birth and newborn care – important healthcare
encounters that can affect lifelong health. BORN collects data from healthcare providers
pursuant to the authority afforded to it in the Personal Health Information Protection Act
(PHIPA). BORN Ontario uses this information to identify immediate care gaps affecting
individuals, link information to appropriate care providers, perform health system quality
assurance, and analyze data for emerging trends.
For specific details about the incident, and to find out if your or someone in your family’s
information may have been impacted, please visit the BORN Ontario website

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