A Conceptualization of Accountability as a Privacy Principle

  • Christian ZimmermannEmail author
  • Johana Cabinakova
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 228)


While accountability is increasingly discussed as a privacy principle, it is far from clear how to achieve privacy protection through accountability. Moreover, it is even unclear how to define accountability in this context. This paper provides a conceptualization of accountability for the context of privacy protection based upon a review of the literature. The presented literature review aims at identifying a minimal core of accountability for the context of privacy protection to provide a foundation for requirements analysis for accountability-centric privacy protection mechanisms.


Accountability Privacy Transparency Privacy dashboards 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Computer Science and Social StudiesUniversity of FreiburgFreiburg im BreisgauGermany

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