An information-theoretic approach to privacy

Lalitha Sankar, S. Raj Rajagopalan, H. Vincent Poor

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Abstract

Ensuring the usefulness of electronic data sources while providing necessary privacy guarantees is an important unsolved problem. This problem drives the need for an overarching analytical framework that can quantify the safety of personally identifiable information (privacy) while still providing a quantifable benefit (utility) to multiple legitimate information consumers. State of the art approaches have predominantly focused on privacy. This paper presents the first information-theoretic approach that promises an analytical model guaranteeing tight bounds of how much utility is possible for a given level of privacy and vice-versa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 48th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Allerton 2010
Pages1220-1227
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event48th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Allerton 2010 - Monticello, IL, United States
Duration: Sep 29 2010Oct 1 2010

Publication series

Name2010 48th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Allerton 2010

Other

Other48th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Allerton 2010
CountryUnited States
CityMonticello, IL
Period9/29/1010/1/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Sankar, L., Rajagopalan, S. R., & Poor, H. V. (2010). An information-theoretic approach to privacy. In 2010 48th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Allerton 2010 (pp. 1220-1227). [5707053] (2010 48th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Allerton 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/ALLERTON.2010.5707053