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Privacy-Aware Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) Using Bilinear Group Accumulators in Batch Mode

Buchanan, William; Grierson, Sam; Uribe, Daniel


Daniel Uribe


Biometric data is often highly sensitive, and a leak of this data can lead to serious privacy breaches. Some of the most sensitive of this type of data relates to the usage of DNA data on individuals. A leak of this type of data without consent could lead to privacy breaches of data protection laws. Along with this, there have been several recent data breaches related to the leak of DNA information, including from 23andMe and Ancestry. It is thus fundamental that a citizen should have the right to know if their DNA data is contained within a DNA database and ask for it to be removed if they are concerned about its usage. This paper outlines a method of hashing the core information contained within the data stores - known as Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) - into a bilinear group accumulator in batch mode, which can then be searched by a trusted entity for matches. The time to create the witness proof and to verify were measured at 0.86~ms and 10.90~ms, respectively.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name 10th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy
Start Date Feb 26, 2024
End Date Feb 28, 2024
Publication Date 2024
Deposit Date Mar 10, 2024
Publicly Available Date Mar 11, 2024
Publisher Scitepress Digital Library
Volume 1
Pages 226-233
Series ISSN 2184-4356
Book Title Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy
ISBN 978-989-758-683-5
Keywords Accumulators, Genomic Privacy, Bilinear Group
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