The advent of data mining opens up a number of interesting prospects to increase competitiveness. To remain competitive, a corporation must strategically manage its information and react quicker than its competitors. However, this information must be kept secure, but accessible. Every organization must be held responsible for ensuring that their data is being used in a legal and ethical manner. This paper highlights both the positive and negative aspects of data mining. In addition, it provides insight into how information systems (IS) professionals and businesses may protect themselves from the negative ramifications associated with improper use of data.

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Conference Paper

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Accounting (SCB)


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