Informational privacy, data mining, and the Internet
Author: Tavani, H.T.
Source: Ethics and Information Technology, Volume 1, Number 2, 1999 , pp. 137-145(9)
Abstract:Privacy concerns involving data mining are examined in terms of four questions: (1) What exactly is data mining? (2) How does data mining raise concerns for personal privacy? (3) How do privacy concerns raised by data mining differ from those concerns introduced by `traditional' information-retrieval techniques in computer databases? (4) How do privacy concerns raised by mining personal data from the Internet differ from those concerns introduced by mining such data from `data warehouses?' It is argued that the practice of using data-mining techniques, whether on the Internet or in data warehouses, to gain information about persons raises privacy concerns that (a) go beyond concerns introduced in traditional information-retrieval techniques in computer databases and (b) are not covered by present data-protection guidelines and privacy laws.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Department of Philosophy, Rivier College, Nashua, New Hamphsire, USA. E-mail: email@example.com
Publication date: 1999-01-01