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2 Accountability in the Cloud

This section considers accountability right across cloud service provision chains. In section 2.1, we examine and name the various roles of cloud actors which are either accountors (that should provide accounts) or accountees (who would be requesting and receiving accounts).

The cloud operating model poses a number of challenges to achieve end-to-end accountability, which is the focus of sections 2.3 and 2.5.

In section 2.4, we identify the accountability information which is exchanged across the service provisioning chain, and start populating the first block of the Accountability Reference Framework diagram (shown in Figure 5 below).

Accountability Reference Framework - Artifacts

Figure 5: The accountability reference framework - artifacts.