Anonymous biometric access control based on homomorphic encryption

Ying Luo, Sen Ching S. Cheung, Shuiming Ye

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Abstract

In this paper, we consider the problem of incorporating privacy protection in a biometric access control system. An Anonymous Biometric Access Control (ABAC) system is proposed to verify the membership status of a user using biometric signals without knowing his or her true identity. This system is useful in protecting the privacy of authorized users while keeping out potential imposters and attackers. In our proposed system, we employ homomorphic encryption to protect the probe biometric and propose a Secure Similarity Search (SSS) algorithm to authenticate the probe in an anonymous way. We demonstrate our proposed system using a gallery of iris biometrics and show the efficiency of the implemented anonymous biometric matching performed in encrypted domain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2009
Pages1046-1049
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2009 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Jun 28 2009Jul 3 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2009

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period6/28/097/3/09

Keywords

  • Anonymity
  • Biometric access control
  • Homomorphic encryption
  • Privacy protection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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