Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2011/595

Efficient Multi-Query CPIR from Ring-LWE

Helger Lipmaa

Abstract: We propose an $(n, m)$-computationally-private information retrieval (CPIR) protocol with rate $1 - o (1)$ and highly nontrivial (sublinear and data-dependent) server's computational complexity. For this, we note that an $(n, m)$-CPIR protocol is equivalent to a secure function evaluation protocol that evaluates a secret function $f$ on $m$ different inputs. Thus, we first design an efficient multi-level circuit for $f$, and then use the recent (ring-)LWE based fully-homomorphic encryption scheme by Brakerski, Gentry and Vaikuntanathan~\cite{eprint2011:BrakerskiGV} to evaluate the circuit in a private manner. Apart from the final result itself, several of our techniques may be of independent interest. This includes the construction of the circuit for $f$ and the definition and construction of computational batch codes.

Category / Keywords: cryptographic protocols / Circuit complexity, compressed constant-weight codes, computational batch codes, CPIR, parallel computation, ring-LWE

Date: received 25 Oct 2011, last revised 3 Nov 2011, withdrawn 10 Feb 2014

Contact author: helger lipmaa at gmail com

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Note: The rest of this paper is from Autumn 2010, but this version is based on the new eprint by Btakerski et alt.

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