Given the vast amount of data that is collected by service providers,
system administrators, and is available in public information systems,
data mining provides an ideal framework to assist in computer security
and surveillance-related endeavors. However, the application of data
mining to person-specific data raises serious concerns regarding data
confidentiality and citizens' privacy rights. The problems are global
and many governments are struggling to set national, and international,
policies on privacy and security for data mining endeavors. Ensuring
privacy and security, as well as establishing trust are essential for
the provision of electronic and knowledge-based services in modern
e-business, e-commerce, e-government, and e-health environments.
Discussion often focuses on ethical and policy aspects of the problem,
neglecting technology, and the resolution is usually polarized; e.g. an
organization can either 1) share databases of personal information for
data mining purposes or 2) it can not.
Fortunately, computer scientists, and data mining researchers in particular, have recognized that
technology can be constructed to support flexible solutions to enable
data mining goals without sacrificing the privacy and security of the
individuals to whom the data corresponds. To inject privacy into
security and surveillance data mining projects, it is necessary to
understand the goals of the latter. It is the goal of this workshop to
cross-fertilize research on privacy, security, and how to resolve trust
issues within a data mining framework that addresses technical and
We hope to attract interest from a wide range of data
mining subareas, including: web mining, biomedical data mining,
spatio-temporal data mining, ubiquitous knowledge discovery, and
privacy-preserving data mining. By supporting the development of
privacy-aware data mining technology, this workshop will enable a wider
social acceptance of a multitude of new services and applications based
on the knowledge discovery process.
19 July 2007
Cynthia Dwork (Microsoft Research) will be PinKDD'07 Keynote Speaker.
19 July 2007
The list of PinKDD'07 accepted papers is available in the "program" page.
7 April 2007
Important dates announced: submission deadline is 31 May
2007, at noon Pacific Standard Time (PST).
7 April 2007
PinKDD'07 website is on-line!
1 April 2007
The First ACM SIGKDD International Workshop on Privacy,
Security, and Trust in KDD (PinKDD'07) has been accepted as full-day
workshop, to be held in conjunction with ACM SIGKDD conference on August
12th 2007 in San Jose, California.