5th International workshop on Personalisation for e-Health

Research Article

Privacy in Commercial Medical Storage Systems

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-23635-8_32,
        author={Mehmet Sandıkkaya and Bart Decker and Vincent Naessens},
        title={Privacy in Commercial Medical Storage Systems},
        proceedings={5th International workshop on Personalisation for e-Health},
  • Mehmet Sandıkkaya
    Bart Decker
    Vincent Naessens
    Year: 2012
    Privacy in Commercial Medical Storage Systems
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-23635-8_32
Mehmet Sandıkkaya,*, Bart Decker1,*, Vincent Naessens2,*
  • 1: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • 2: Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven
*Contact email: sandikkaya@itu.edu.tr, bart.dedecker@cs.kuleuven.be, vincent@msec.be


Today, people grow older than some decades ago. This inevitably leads to an increasing number of commercial players in the healthcare domain. Privacy is a major concern in many eHealth application, especially when sensitive personal data is stored in databases. This paper presents a secure, fair and privacy-preserving solution to enforce the patient’s privacy preferences on his or her personal medical records. The proposed cryptographic tools and protocols are thoroughly explained. Moreover, a prototype implementation validates the concept. Finally, it is shown that a convenient, modular and generic system based on lightweight cryptographic primitives can be realized as proposed.