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Ananth, Prabhanjan ; Jain, Abhishek ; Jin, Zhengzhong ; Malavolta, Giulio

Pre-Constrained Encryption

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In all existing encryption systems, the owner of the master secret key has the ability to decrypt all ciphertexts. In this work, we propose a new notion of pre-constrained encryption (PCE) where the owner of the master secret key does not have "full" decryption power. Instead, its decryption power is constrained in a pre-specified manner during the system setup.
We present formal definitions and constructions of PCE, and discuss societal applications and implications to some well-studied cryptographic primitives.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Ananth, Prabhanjan and Jain, Abhishek and Jin, Zhengzhong and Malavolta, Giulio},
  title =	{{Pre-Constrained Encryption}},
  booktitle =	{13th Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science Conference (ITCS 2022)},
  pages =	{4:1--4:20},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-217-4},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2022},
  volume =	{215},
  editor =	{Braverman, Mark},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-156001},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ITCS.2022.4},
  annote =	{Keywords: Advanced encryption systems}

Keywords: Advanced encryption systems
Collection: 13th Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science Conference (ITCS 2022)
Issue Date: 2022
Date of publication: 25.01.2022

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