Secure Network Release with Link Privacy

Carl Yang, Haonan Wang, Lichao Sun, Bo Li

Many data mining and analytical tasks rely on the abstraction of networks (graphs) to summarize relational structures among individuals (nodes). Since relational data are often sensitive, we aim to seek effective approaches to release utility-preserved yet privacy-protected structured data. In this paper, we leverage the differential privacy (DP) framework, to formulate and enforce rigorous privacy constraints on deep graph generation models, with a focus on edge-DP to guarantee individual link privacy. In particular, we enforce edge-DP by injecting Gaussian noise to the gradients of a link prediction based graph generation model, and ensure data utility by improving structure learning with structure-oriented graph comparison. Extensive experiments on two real-world network datasets show that our proposed DPGGEN model is able to generate networks with effectively preserved global structure and rigorously protected individual link privacy.

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