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How does Encryption Work in Journey?

Journey Cloud Sync

Journey Cloud Sync supports end-to-end encryption. End-to-end encryption is a security measure which ensures that data transmitted between two parties remains encrypted and protected from unauthorized access throughout the entire process. It is a method of encrypting information in a way that only the owner of the data can decrypt and read it.

When you enable end-to-end encryption in Journey Cloud Sync, you will need to input a passphrase of your choice. Once you have completed the setup, your journal entries will be encrypted in the device before it is uploaded to Journey's servers. Journey encrypts your journal entries by using RSA and AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption. Journey does not store your passphrase which will be required to decrypt your journal entries in our servers.

To learn more about Journey Cloud Sync's end-to-end encryption, please refer to this page.

End-to-end encryption in Journey Cloud Sync.

Due to the technical limitations to encrypt media files in the device, the original media files would be sent to the cloud to be processed first before encrypting. The original image, audio and video files cached in the Journey's server will be destroyed immediately once encrypted.

Some meta data is excluded from encryption for the app's basic functionality, such as the display name of the drive, and the date and time of the journal entries. It is important to note that this action cannot be reversed if end-to-end encryption is turned on. You will also not be able to use the Search function on Journey if you choose to turn on end-to-end encryption, as this prevents Journey from indexing your journal entries.

Please keep your passphrase safe. Your journal entries and data would be lost if you do not remember your passphrase.

Google Drive Sync

Your data is encrypted during transmission using HTTPS and in Google Drive storage at rest. Journey does not store your journal entries saved in Google Drive in our servers. To learn more about encryption in Google Drive, please refer to this page on how Google Drive handles your data.

Updated on: 02/05/2024

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