Privacy Preserving Data Mining: An Active Research Area
Keywords:Data Mining, Privacy, Privacy-Preserving Data Mining; Pattern Recognition; Privacy-Preserving Data Mining Applications
Data Mining has plentiful benefits and covers a wide range of applications like modern business, ecommerce, government sectors, health environments, etc. But it is apparent that the gathering and analysis of
sensitive personal as well as collective data causes a serious menace to privacy, confidentiality and freedom. This
crucial issue has led to emergence of the field called Privacy-Preserving Data Mining and is a state-of-the-art
research trend. Privacy-Preserving Data Mining deals with efficient conduction and application of data mining
without scarifying the privacy of the data. This paper highlights some of the substantial applications and key methods
of privacy-preserving data mining that are target of research in this field.