NewsFrom: Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro gps
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 22:04:53 -0400
Subject: Privacy and Web Mining -- who cares?
The latest KDnuggets poll asked a question:
Are you concerned about web mining compromising your privacy?Of the 113 people who responded, about 1/3 responded "very much", 1/3 -- a little, and 1/3 -- not really. See full results and comments at
KDnuggets: Polls: Privacy and Web Mining in 2001.
Interestingly, almost the same number of people have responded to
the same question a year ago (See KDnuggets: Polls:
Privacy Poll, March 2000)
I also noticed that the number of responders to this poll was lower than for several other recent polls, indicating that apart from a small minority who feel strongly about it, privacy is not a hot issue for the majority of data miners.
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