14 April 2010 Visual cryptography for face privacy
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We discuss the problem of preserving the privacy of a digital face image stored in a central database. In the proposed scheme, a private face image is dithered into two host face images such that it can be revealed only when both host images are simultaneously available; at the same time, the individual host images do not reveal the identity of the original image. In order to accomplish this, we appeal to the field of Visual Cryptography. Experimental results confirm the following: (a) the possibility of hiding a private face image in two unrelated host face images; (b) the successful matching of face images that are reconstructed by superimposing the host images; and (c) the inability of the host images, known as sheets, to reveal the identity of the secret face image.
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Arun Ross, Arun Ross, Asem A. Othman, Asem A. Othman, } "Visual cryptography for face privacy", Proc. SPIE 7667, Biometric Technology for Human Identification VII, 76670B (14 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.852280; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.852280

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