A Privacy-Preserving Electronic Payment System for DRM [article]

Mahdi Soodkhah Mohammadi, Abbas Ghaemi Bafghi
2014 arXiv   pre-print
One of major considerations in an online business is customer privacy. Consumers are not interested in being monitored and identified by sellers. Some solutions are proposed to hide selection of the customer but in the payment phase, there will be a leakage of information as online shopper can infer some information about customer's preference due to the price, which is paid by customer. This is a big threat to customer privacy. Our solution to this problem consists of a number of one-unit
more » ... nt steps that cannot be linked to each other or to customer's identity. At the end of purchase, content provider will receive appropriate amount of money while customer will acquire a valid license anonymously. Content provider will not be able to gain any information about the customer or the content that is purchased. In addition, a dispute resolution scheme is presented for cases of conflict between customer and content provider. A series of analyses on the security, complexity and DRM requirements are presented which indicate security and practicality of our scheme.
arXiv:1408.6970v1 fatcat:m2qkgeagpjcgjlk6ru3joe2gxu