Private Information Retrieval Paperback / softback
Part of the Synthesis Lectures on Information Security, Privacy, and Trust series
This book deals with Private Information Retrieval (PIR), a technique allowing a user to retrieve an element from a server in possession of a database without revealing to the server which element is retrieved.
PIR has been widely applied to protect the privacy of the user in querying a service provider on the Internet.
For example, by PIR, one can query a location-based service provider about the nearest car park without revealing his location to the server. The first PIR approach was introduced by Chor, Goldreich, Kushilevitz and Sudan in 1995 in a multi-server setting, where the user retrieves information from multiple database servers, each of which has a copy of the same database.
To ensure user privacy in the multi-server setting, the servers must be trusted not to collude.
In 1997, Kushilevitz and Ostrovsky constructed the first single-database PIR.
Since then, many efficient PIR solutions have been discovered. Beginning with a thorough survey of single-database PIR techniques, this text focuses on the latest technologies and applications in the field of PIR.
The main categories are illustrated with recently proposed PIR-based solutions by the authors. Because of the latest treatment of the topic, this text will be highly beneficial to researchers and industry professionals in information security and privacy.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 114 pages
- Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
- Publication Date: 30/09/2013
- Category: Computer security
- ISBN: 9781627051538