Privacy-Preserving Multiparty Collaborative Mining with Geometric Data Perturbation

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In multiparty collaborative data mining, participants contribute their own data sets and hope to collaboratively mine a comprehensive model based on the pooled data set. How to efficiently mine a quality model without breaching each party's privacy is the major challenge. In this paper, we propose an approach based on geometric data perturbation and data mining service-oriented framework. The key problem of applying geometric data perturbation in multiparty collaborative mining is to securely unify multiple geometric perturbations that are preferred by different parties, respectively. We have developed three protocols for perturbation unification. Our approach has three unique features compared to the existing approaches: 1) with geometric data perturbation, these protocols can work for many existing popular data mining algorithms, while most of other approaches are only designed for a particular mining algorithm; 2) both the two major factors: data utility and privacy guarantee are well preserved, compared to other perturbation-based approaches; and 3) two of the three proposed protocols also have great scalability in terms of the number of participants, while many existing cryptographic approaches consider only two or a few more participants. We also study different features of the three protocols and show the advantages of different protocols in experiments.



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