Private Information Retrieval

Yi, X, Paulet, R and Bertino, E 2013, Private Information Retrieval, Morgan and Claypool, United States.


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Title Private Information Retrieval
Author(s) Yi, X
Paulet, R
Bertino, E
Year 2013
Publisher Morgan and Claypool
Place of publication United States
Total pages 116
Subjects Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
Summary 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.
Copyright notice © 2013 Morgan and Claypool
Keyword(s) Private information retrieval
oblivious transfer
homomorphic encryption
private data warehouse enquiries
private location based queries
ISBN 9781627051538
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