January 22, 2019

[EXCERPT] The history of homomorphic encryption stretches back to the late 1970s. Just a year after the RSA public-key scheme was developed, Ron Rivest, Len Adleman, and Michael Dertouzos published a report called “On Data Banks and Privacy Homomorphisms.” The paper detailed how a loan company, for example, could use a cloud provider (then known as a commercial time-sharing service) to store and compute encrypted data. This influential paper led to the term “homomorphic encryption.”

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