Verifiable Partial Key Escrow

@article{Bellare1996VerifiablePK,
  title={Verifiable Partial Key Escrow},
  author={Mihir Bellare and Shafi Goldwasser},
  journal={IACR Cryptology ePrint Archive},
  year={1996},
  volume={1996},
  pages={15}
}
One of the main objections to existing proposals for key escrow is that the individual’s privacy relies on too high a level of trust in the law enforcement agencies. In particular, even if the government is trustworthy today, it may be replaced by an un-trustworthy government tomorrow which could immediately and suddenly recover the secret keys of all users. “Partial key escrow” was suggested to address this concern, in the context of DES keys. Only some part of a user key is escrowed, so that… CONTINUE READING
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