Ensuring protection in data sharing: Privacy Enhancing Computation By Aditya Abeysinghe Data privacy has become a much debated issue with a plethora of personal and business communication applications, websites and mobile apps available today. Who intercepts data, who has authority over data and what is done to these stored data without user consent has caused users to concern about their privacy when communicating over third party applications. While many applications today ensure encryption, masking and other techniques to hide the original form during transmission between two users many say that these techniques are easily decodable by eavesdropping middle parties during transmission. Therefore, research has focused on a new avenue to solve this issue by enforcing technologies that ensure privacy of data. These collections of technologies used for ensuring consumer privacy is called Privacy Enhancing Computation (PEC). How does PEC ensure privacy? Data used at present is mainly of two categories: ...

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