Private Set Intersection

29 November 2011

Our paper on using generic garbled circuits to perform private set intersection is now available:

Yan Huang, David Evans, and Jonathan Katz. Private Set Intersection: Are Garbled Circuits Better than Custom Protocols?. In
19th Network and Distributed Security Symposium (NDSS 2012), San Diego, CA. 5-8 February 2012. [PDF, 15 pages]

The paper develops three circuit designs for securely computing the intersection of two sets, where each set is the private input from one protocol participant. We show that for many scenarios, protocols built using only generic garbled circuit secure computation techniques can be competitive with the best custom-designed protocols for private set intersection.

Yan Huang will present the paper at NDSS in San Diego, in February 2012.