# Functional encryption

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**Functional encryption** (**FE**) is a generalization of public-key encryption in which possessing a secret key allows one to learn a function of what the ciphertext is encrypting.

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Designers | Amit Sahai, Brent Waters, Dan Boneh, Shafi Goldwasser, Yael Kalai |

Derived from | Public-key encryption |

Related to | Homomorphic encryption |

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