Privacy-Preserving Adversarial Networks

19 Dec 2017  ·  Ardhendu Tripathy, Ye Wang, Prakash Ishwar ·

We propose a data-driven framework for optimizing privacy-preserving data release mechanisms to attain the information-theoretically optimal tradeoff between minimizing distortion of useful data and concealing specific sensitive information. Our approach employs adversarially-trained neural networks to implement randomized mechanisms and to perform a variational approximation of mutual information privacy... We validate our Privacy-Preserving Adversarial Networks (PPAN) framework via proof-of-concept experiments on discrete and continuous synthetic data, as well as the MNIST handwritten digits dataset. For synthetic data, our model-agnostic PPAN approach achieves tradeoff points very close to the optimal tradeoffs that are analytically-derived from model knowledge. In experiments with the MNIST data, we visually demonstrate a learned tradeoff between minimizing the pixel-level distortion versus concealing the written digit. read more

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