Valentina Ciriani

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The impact of privacy requirements in the development of modern applications is increasing very quickly. Many commercial and legal regulations are driving the need to develop reliable solutions for protecting sensitive information whenever it is stored, processed, or communicated to external parties. To this purpose, encryption techniques are currently used(More)
We put forward a novel paradigm for preserving privacy in data outsourcing which departs from encryption. The basic idea behind our proposal is to involve the owner in storing a limited portion of the data, and maintaining all data (either at the owner or at external servers) in the clear. We assume a relational context, where the data to be outsourced is(More)
The balance between privacy and utility is a classical problem with an increasing impact on the design of modern information systems. On the one side it is crucial to ensure that sensitive information is properly protected; on the other side, the impact of protection on the workload must be limited as query efficiency and system performance remain a primary(More)
To protect respondents’ identity when releasing microdata, data holders often remove or encrypt explicit identifiers, such as names and social security numbers. De-identifying data, however, provide no guarantee of anonymity. Released information often contains other data, such as race, birth date, sex, and ZIP code, that can be linked to publicly available(More)
Privacy requirements have an increasing impact on the realization of modern applications. Technical considerations and many significant commercial and legal regulations demand today that privacy guarantees be provided whenever sensitive information is stored, processed, or communicated to external parties. It is therefore crucial to design solutions able to(More)
Existing approaches for protecting sensitive information stored (outsourced) at external “honest-but-curious” servers are typically based on an overlying layer of encryption that is applied on the whole information, or use a combination of fragmentation and encryption. The computational load imposed by encryption makes such approaches not suitable for(More)
Data mining technology has attracted significant interest as a means of identifying patterns and trends from large collections of data. It is however evident that the collection and analysis of data that include personal information may violate the privacy of the individuals to whom information refers. Privacy protection in data mining is then becoming a(More)
Existing approaches for protecting sensitive information outsourced at external “honest-but-curious” servers are typically based on an overlying layer of encryption applied to the whole database, or on the combined use of fragmentation and encryption. In this paper, we put forward a novel paradigm for preserving privacy in data outsourcing, which departs(More)
The problem of enabling privacy-preserving data releases has become more and more important in the last years thanks to the increasing needs of sharing and disseminating information. In this paper we address the problem of computing data releases in the form of fragments (vertical views) over a relational table, which satisfy both confidentiality and(More)