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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2009 Vol.10 No.7 P.952-963


Distributed anonymous data perturbation method for privacy-preserving data mining

Author(s):  Feng LI, Jin MA, Jian-hua LI

Affiliation(s):  School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, China

Corresponding email(s):   atlas.lee@gmail.com

Key Words:  Privacy-preserving data mining (PPDM), Distributed data mining, Data perturbation

Feng LI, Jin MA, Jian-hua LI. Distributed anonymous data perturbation method for privacy-preserving data mining[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2009, 10(7): 952-963.

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Privacy is a critical requirement in distributed data mining. Cryptography-based secure multiparty computation is a main approach for privacy preserving. However, it shows poor performance in large scale distributed systems. Meanwhile, data perturbation techniques are comparatively efficient but are mainly used in centralized privacy-preserving data mining (PPDM). In this paper, we propose a light-weight anonymous data perturbation method for efficient privacy preserving in distributed data mining. We first define the privacy constraints for data perturbation based PPDM in a semi-honest distributed environment. Two protocols are proposed to address these constraints and protect data statistics and the randomization process against collusion attacks: the adaptive privacy-preserving summary protocol and the anonymous exchange protocol. Finally, a distributed data perturbation framework based on these protocols is proposed to realize distributed PPDM. Experiment results show that our approach achieves a high security level and is very efficient in a large scale distributed environment.

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