Fine-Grained Anonymity in Signatures: Tools & Apps.

By Xavier Boyen.

At the 3rd international conference on Trust and Trustworthy Computing (TRUST 2010), workshop on Anonymous Signatures, Berlin, Germany, June 2010.

Invited presentation.


In this talk, I will describe a useful cryptographic tool for expressive anonymous signatures. The tool allows one or several signers to create digital signatures with a very finely tunable level of anonymity: it gives them the ability to conceal their identities, within a larger group, to a very precise extent. I will discuss two variants of the same general approach: one that provides unconditional anonymity in arbitrary groups (useful in adversarial contexts such as whistle-blowing), and another that provisions a traceability mechanism within an authoritative group (useful in accountable collaborative settings such as corporate and government).


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