Date Added: Jan 2010
Data mining deals with automatic extraction of previously unknown patterns from large amounts of data. Organizations all over the world handle large amounts of data and are dependent on mining gigantic data sets for expansion of their enterprises. These data sets typically contain sensitive individual information, which consequently get exposed to the other parties. Though the authors cannot deny the benefits of knowledge discovery that comes through data mining, they should also ensure that data privacy is maintained in the event of data mining. Privacy preserving data mining is a specialized activity in which the data privacy is ensured during data mining.