The age of predictive analytics : from patterns to predictions / report prepared by the Research Group of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.: IP54-75/2012E-PDF
The purpose of this research report is to develop a better understanding of the concept of predictive analytics. Predictive analytics is a general purpose analytical process that can be applied in sectors as diverse as retail to boost sales, law enforcement to predict crime, and health programs to monitor for disease outbreaks. In that regard, it is not a straightforward concept to define or describe, and the privacy implications could vary from privacy neutral to privacy invasive, depending on its application. Moreover, it is important to acknowledge that predictive analytics is a process that is closely intertwined with previously known notions of data mining; however the inferences extend beyond retrospective pattern analysis to a result that is more prospective and anticipatory.
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|Department/Agency||Canada. Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.|
|Title||The age of predictive analytics : from patterns to predictions / report prepared by the Research Group of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.|
|Other language editions||[French]|
|Note(s)|| Issued also in French under title: L’ère de l’analyse prédictive, des tendances aux predictions. |
Includes bibliographic references.
|Publishing information||Gatineau : Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, 2012.|
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|Subject terms|| Data mining |
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