Date Added: Sep 2010
The idea of implicit data security was introduced in, where the authors proposed that personal data being stored on the Web be divided into implicitly secure pieces (Or Partitions) and be distributed over numerous servers for storage. Data pieces are said to be implicitly secure if no explicit encryption key is used and the pieces in themselves do not reveal any information until at least a certain number of them are brought together. In the authors also presented a new data partitioning scheme to achieve this. The idea of implicit security has been further investigated by other researchers and applied to key distribution in sensor networks.