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Pearson S.,Hewlett - Packard | Tountopoulos V.,ATC | Catteddu D.,CSA EMEA | Sudholt M.,Ecole des Mines de Nantes | And 9 more authors.
CloudCom 2012 - Proceedings: 2012 4th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science | Year: 2012

Cloud and IT service providers should act as responsible stewards for the data of their customers and users. However, the current absence of accountability frameworks for distributed IT services makes it difficult for users to understand, influence and determine how their service providers honour their obligations. The A4Cloud project will create solutions to support users in deciding and tracking how their data is used by cloud service providers. By combining methods of risk analysis, policy enforcement, monitoring and compliance auditing with tailored IT mechanisms for security, assurance and redress, A4Cloud aims to extend accountability across entire cloud service value chains, covering personal and business sensitive information in the cloud. © 2012 IEEE.

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