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Paper IDD5-S2-T4.3
Paper Title Private Linear Transformation: The Individual Privacy Case
Authors Nahid Esmati, Anoosheh Heidarzadeh, Alexander Sprintson, Texas A&M University, United States
Session D5-S2-T4: Private Information Retreival III
Chaired Session: Friday, 16 July, 22:20 - 22:40
Engagement Session: Friday, 16 July, 22:40 - 23:00
Abstract This paper considers the single-server Private Linear Transformation (PLT) problem when individual privacy is required. In this problem, there is a user that wishes to obtain $L$ linear combinations of a $D$-subset of messages belonging to a dataset of $K$ messages stored on a single server. The goal is to minimize the download cost while keeping the identity of every message required for the computation individually private. We focus on the setting in which the matrix of coefficients pertaining to the required linear combinations is the generator matrix of a maximum distance separable code. We establish lower and upper bounds on the capacity of PLT with individual privacy, where the capacity is defined as the supremum of all achievable download rates. We show that our bounds are tight under certain divisibility conditions. In addition, we present lower bounds on the capacity of the settings in which the user has a prior side information about a subset of messages.