Oblivious RAM (O-RAM) is a useful primitive that allows a client to hide its data access patterns from an untrusted server in storage outsourcing applications.

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Which concrete applications benefit from Oblivious RAM constructions?

The main motivation for Oblivious RAM (ORAM) is that, for instance, in the "cloud" setting a client outsources his data to a server in the form of encrypted blocks. Later on, he wants to perform read ...