Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2014/256

Private and Dynamic Time-Series Data Aggregation with Trust Relaxation

Iraklis Leontiadis and Kaoutar Elkhiyaoui and Refik Molva

Abstract: With the advent of networking applications collecting user data on a massive scale, the privacy of individual users appears to be a major concern. The main challenge is the design of a solution that allows the data analyzer to compute global statistics over the set of individual inputs that are protected by some confidentiality mechanism. Joye et al. [7] recently suggested a solution that allows a centralized party to compute the sum of encrypted inputs collected through a smart metering network. The main shortcomings of this solution are its reliance on a trusted dealer for key distribution and the need for frequent key updates. In this paper we introduce a secure protocol for aggregation of time- series data that is based on the Joye et al. [7] scheme and in which the main shortcomings of the latter, namely, the requirement for key updates and for the trusted dealer are eliminated. As such, during the protocol execution none of the parties apart from the users themselves are aware of the secret keys. Moreover our scheme supports a dynamic group management, whereby as opposed to Joye et al. [7] leave and join operations do not trigger a key update at the users.

Category / Keywords: data aggregation, privacy, time-series data

Date: received 10 Apr 2014, last revised 26 Apr 2014

Contact author: leontiad at eurecom fr

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