Privacy Preserving Group Linkage

Abstract

The problem of privacy-preserving record linkage is to find the intersection of records from two parties, while not revealing any private records to each other. Recently, group linkage has been introduced to measure the similarity of groups of records [19]. When we extend the traditional privacy-preserving record linkage methods to group linkage measurement, group membership privacy becomes vulnerable – record identity could be discovered from unlinked groups. In this paper, we introduce threshold privacy-preserving group linkage (TPPGL) schemes, in which both parties only learn whether or not the groups are linked. Therefore, our approach is secure under group membership inference attacks. In experiments, we show that using the proposed TPPGL schemes, group membership privacy is well protected against inference attacks with a reasonable overhead.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-22351-8_27

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@inproceedings{Li2011PrivacyPG, title={Privacy Preserving Group Linkage}, author={Fengjun Li and Yuxin Chen and Bo Luo and Dongwon Lee and Peng Liu}, booktitle={SSDBM}, year={2011} }