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Accountability for Data Governance in Cloud Ecosystems

Accountability has emerged as a critical concept related to data protection in cloud ecosystems. It is necessary to maintain chains of accountability across cloud ecosystems. This is to enhance the confidence in the trust that cloud actors have while operating in the cloud. This paper is concerned with accountability in the cloud. It presents a conceptual model, consisting of attributes, practices and mechanisms for accountability in the cloud. The proposed model allows us to explain, in terms of accountability attributes, cloud-mediated interactions between actors. This forms the basis for characterizing accountability relationships between cloud actors, and hence chains of accountability in cloud ecosystems.

Massimo Felici, Theofrastos Koulouris, Siani Pearson
Publication Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2013 to Thursday, December 5, 2013
Bristol, UK
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Felici M., Koulouris T., Pearson S., "Accountability for Data Governance in Cloud Ecosystems", Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom 2013), Volume 2, Page(s): 327 - 332, INSPEC Accession Number: 14146301, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/CloudCom.2013.157