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Crime and Punishment in the Cloud - Accountability, Transparency, and Privacy

The goal of this work is to reason on the complexity of the relationship between three non-functional requirements in cloud computing; privacy, accountability, and transparency. We provide insights on the complexity of this relationship from the perspectives of end-users, cloud service providers, and third parties, such as auditors. We shed light on the real and perceived conflicts between privacy, transparency, and accountability, using a formal definition of transparency and an analysis on how well a privacy-preserving transparency-enhancing tool may assist in achieving accountability. Furthermore, we highlight the importance of the privacy impact assessment process for the realisation of both transparency and accountability.

Stefan Berthold, Simone Fischer-Hubner, Leonardo A. Martucci, and Tobias Pulls
Publication Date: 
Thursday, June 6, 2013 to Friday, June 7, 2013
Malaga, Spain
Publication Reference: 

Berthold S., Fischer-Hubner S., Martucci L. A., Pulls T,, "Crime and Punishment in the Cloud - Accountability, Transparency, and Privacy", Pre-Proceedings of International Workshop on Trustworthiness, Accountability and Forensics in the Cloud (TAFC), Organised by DIMACS/BIC/A4Cloud/CSA UK Chapter and CSA Irish Chapter, June 6 - 7, 2013, Malaga, Spain held in conjunction with 7th IFIP WG 11.11 International Conference on Trust Management, ISSN: 2079-2247.