Question: Galaxy data security
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6 months ago by
mlipinski0
mlipinski0 wrote:

Hi,

I would like to start processing my data using Galaxy platform. However after reading the Terms it is still not clear for me how safe is the data I upload. When I upload my data am I the only one who has access to it? Can I delete it permanently whenever I want?

Thank you for your help in advance.

Michal

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6 months ago by
Martin Čech ♦♦ 4.2k
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Martin Čech ♦♦ 4.2k wrote:

I assume you are talking about the Main instance at https://usegalaxy.org. My answers reflect that. Other Galaxy deployments will have different setup.

When I upload my data am I the only one who has access to it?

Technically no. Data is not encrypted so people with access to the hardware could access it and also Galaxy Administrators have means to access your data. Furthermore depending on protocol you use it might or might not be encrypted during the transfer (http vs https, ftp vs ftps)

Can I delete it permanently whenever I want?

Yes.

edit: if you have very sensitive data I recommend using local Galaxy (http://getgalaxy.org) and possibly using the pre-configured docker image

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6 months ago by
mlipinski0
mlipinski0 wrote:

Yes, I was thinking about the Main instance. Thank you Martin, I'll take a look at the local Galaxy options.

Michal

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