A <i>Distributed Information Brokering System (DIBS)</i> is a peer-to-peer overlay network that comprises diverse data servers and brokering components helping client queries locate the data server(s). Many existing information brokering systems adopt server side access control deployment and honest assumptions on brokers. However, little attention has been drawn on privacy of data and metadata stored and exchanged within DIBS. In this paper, we address privacy-preserving information sharing via on-demand information access. We propose a flexible and scalable system using a <i>broker-coordinator overlay network</i>. Through an innovative automaton segmentation scheme, distributed access control enforcement, and query segment encryption, our system integrates security enforcement and query forwarding while preserving system-wide privacy. We present the automaton segmentation approach, analyze privacy preservation in details, and finally examine the end-to-end performance and scalability through experiments and analysis.