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Computing Arbitrary Functions of Encrypted Data

By Craig Gentry

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 53 No. 3, Pages 97-105

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Suppose that you want to delegate the ability to process your data, without giving away access to it. This separation is possible: we describe a "fully homomorphic" encryption scheme that keeps data private, but that allows a worker that does not have the secret decryption key to compute any (still encrypted) result of the data, even when the function of the data is very complex.

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