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A4Cloud Accountability for Cloud and Other Future Internet Services Workshop @ Cloudscape 2016

17 February 2016

"A4Cloud Accountability for Cloud and Other Future Internet Services" Workshop will be held on March 7, 2016, from 14:00 to 16:00, in Brussels, Belgium during the Cloudscape 2016 conference.

Accountability is probably the most critical prerequisite for effective governance and control of corporate and private data processed by cloud-based IT services. The A4Cloud project has built methods and tools which combine:

  • Risk analysis
  • Policy definition and enforcement
  • Monitoring
  • Compliance auditing

They contribute to the governance of cloud activities, providing transparency and assisting legal, regulatory and socio-economic policy enforcement. They also create a shift towards individual users actively exercising control over their digital presence in the cloud.

Cloud services allow enterprises to outsource non-core aspects of their business to third parties. The complexity of the service provision eco-system may not be visible to an individual or business end user. However, it should ideally be possible to hold each provider accountable for how it manages, uses, and passes on data and other related information. As such, cloud service users may hand over valuable and sensitive information to cloud service providers without an awareness of what they are committing to or understanding of the risks, with no control over what the service does with the data, no knowledge of the potential consequences, or means for redress in the event of a problem.

For more information about the workshop click here!