A Multiple Level Visual Cryptography Scheme for Biometric Privacy Without Pixel Expansion

Preserving the privacy of digital biometric data (e.g., face images) stored in a central database has become of paramount importance. This work explores the possibility of using visual cryptography for imparting privacy to biometric data such as fingerprint images, iris codes, and face images. In the case of faces, a private face image is dithered into two host face images (known as sheets) that are stored in two separate database servers such that the private image can be revealed only when both sheets are simultaneously available; at the same time, the individual sheet images do not reveal the identity of the private image.

Provided by: International Journal of Communications and Engineering Topic: Security Date Added: Mar 2012 Format: PDF

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