Data Privacy in P2P Systems

Mohamed Jawad 1, 2
2 ZENITH - Scientific Data Management
LIRMM - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier, CRISAM - Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
Abstract : Online peer-to-peer (P2P) communities such as professional ones (e.g., medical or research communities) are becoming popular due to increasing needs on data sharing. P2P environments offer valuable characteristics but limited guarantees when sharing sensitive data. They can be considered as hostile because data can be accessed by everyone (by potentially malicious peers) and used for everything (e.g., for marketing or for activities against the owner's preferences or ethics). This thesis proposes a privacy service that allows sharing sensitive data in P2P systems while protecting their privacy. The first contribution consists on analyzing existing techniques for data privacy in P2P architectures. The second contribution is a privacy model for P2P systems named PriMod which allows data owners to specify their privacy preferences in privacy policies and to associate them with their data. The third contribution is the development of PriServ, a privacy service located on top of DHT-based P2P systems which implements PriMod to prevent data privacy violations. Among others, PriServ uses trust techniques to predict peers behavior.
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Mohamed Jawad. Data Privacy in P2P Systems. Computer Science [cs]. Université de Nantes, 2011. English. ⟨tel-00638721⟩

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