Bringing Accountability to the Cloud: Addressing Emerging Threats and Legal Perspectives

  • Massimo Felici
  • Martin Gilje Jaatun
  • Eleni Kosta
  • Nick Wainwright
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-41205-9_3

Volume 182 of the book series Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS)
Cite this paper as:
Felici M., Jaatun M.G., Kosta E., Wainwright N. (2013) Bringing Accountability to the Cloud: Addressing Emerging Threats and Legal Perspectives. In: Felici M. (eds) Cyber Security and Privacy. CSP 2013. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 182. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

This paper is concerned with accountability in cloud ecosystems. The separation between data and data subjects as well as the exchange of data between cloud consumers and providers increases the complexity of data governance in cloud ecosystems, a problem which is exacerbated by emerging threats and vulnerabilities. This paper discusses how accountability addresses emerging issues and legal perspectives in cloud ecosystems. In particular, it introduces an accountability model tailored to the cloud. It presents on-going work within the Cloud Accountability Project, highlighting both legal and technical aspects of accountability.

Keywords

Accountability Data governance Cloud computing 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Massimo Felici
    • 1
  • Martin Gilje Jaatun
    • 2
  • Eleni Kosta
    • 3
  • Nick Wainwright
    • 1
  1. 1.Hewlett-Packard LaboratoriesBristolUK
  2. 2.SINTEF ICTTrondheimNorway
  3. 3.Tilburg UniversityTilburgNetherlands