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Symmetry 2018, 10(4), 124;

Accountability Requirements in the Cloud Provider Chain

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Stavanger, NO-4036 Stavanger, Norway
SINTEF Digital, NO-7465 Trondheim, Norway
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Received: 21 January 2018 / Revised: 3 April 2018 / Accepted: 17 April 2018 / Published: 20 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emerging Approaches and Advances in Cloud Computing)
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In order to be responsible stewards of other people’s data, cloud providers must be accountable for their data handling practices. The potential long provider chains in cloud computing introduce additional accountability challenges, with many stakeholders involved. Symmetry is very important in any requirements’ elicitation activity, since input from diverse stakeholders needs to be balanced. This article ventures to answer the question “How can one create an accountable cloud service?” by examining requirements which must be fulfilled to achieve an accountability-based approach, based on interaction with over 300 stakeholders. View Full-Text
Keywords: accountability; cloud; requirements accountability; cloud; requirements

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Jaatun, M.G.; Tøndel, I.A.; Moe, N.B.; Cruzes, D.S.; Bernsmed, K.; Haugset, B. Accountability Requirements in the Cloud Provider Chain. Symmetry 2018, 10, 124.

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