Upload & Encrypt Data

In order to protect the confidentiality of digital data either stored on transmitted through a network like the internet, the encryption data process will help to take plain text into an unreadable format - called “ciphertext”. So that other people will not be able to read the data as Customers use an encryption algorithm. Data is encrypted to securely protect data that anyone else cannot access.

During the upload of genetic data, encryption is done by the Customer. However, the destination is still not decided yet.

When the Customer request genetic analysis, in step 2 they will choose the service and genetic analyst. In this case, we need an extra process to decrypt the data that the Customers wish to analyze to the destination (which is the Genetic Analyst).

To unlock the data, both the Customer and the Genetic Analyst need to use a “secret” encryption key. When the intended Genetic Analyst accesses the data, the information will be translated back to its original form. This is called decryption.

The larger the data, the longer encryption takes since it is required to read, encrypt, and transform to unreadable forms.

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