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Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns

Volume 8048 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 440-448

Identification Using Encrypted Biometrics

  • Mohammad HaghighatAffiliated withDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Miami
  • , Saman ZonouzAffiliated withDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Miami
  • , Mohamed Abdel-MottalebAffiliated withDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Miami

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Abstract

Biometric identification is a challenging subject among computer vision scientists. The idea of substituting biometrics for passwords has become more attractive after powerful identification algorithms have emerged. However, in this regard, the confidentiality of the biometric data becomes of a serious concern. Biometric data needs to be securely stored and processed to guarantee that the user privacy and confidentiality is preserved. In this paper, a method for biometric identification using encrypted biometrics is presented, where a method of search over encrypted data is applied to manage the identification. Our experiments of facial identification demonstrate the effective performance of the system with a proven zero information leakage.

Keywords

face recognition encrypted biometrics search over encrypted data