How Much Are You Willing to Share? A "Poker-Styled" Selective Privacy Preserving Framework for Recommender Systems

by   Manoj Reddy Dareddy, et al.

Most industrial recommender systems rely on the popular collaborative filtering (CF) technique for providing personalized recommendations to its users. However, the very nature of CF is adversarial to the idea of user privacy, because users need to share their preferences with others in order to be grouped with like-minded people and receive accurate recommendations. While previous privacy preserving approaches have been successful inasmuch as they concealed user preference information to some extent from a centralized recommender system, they have also, nevertheless, incurred significant trade-offs in terms of privacy, scalability, and accuracy. They are also vulnerable to privacy breaches by malicious actors. In light of these observations, we propose a novel selective privacy preserving (SP2) paradigm that allows users to custom define the scope and extent of their individual privacies, by marking their personal ratings as either public (which can be shared) or private (which are never shared and stored only on the user device). Our SP2 framework works in two steps: (i) First, it builds an initial recommendation model based on the sum of all public ratings that have been shared by users and (ii) then, this public model is fine-tuned on each user's device based on the user private ratings, thus eventually learning a more accurate model. Furthermore, in this work, we introduce three different algorithms for implementing an end-to-end SP2 framework that can scale effectively from thousands to hundreds of millions of items. Our user survey shows that an overwhelming fraction of users are likely to rate much more items to improve the overall recommendations when they can control what ratings will be publicly shared with others.


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