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A4CLOUD - An advanced approach to security accountability for cloud service providers

As business and personal data increasingly move to the cloud, protecting the information – and tracing responsibility for privacy leaks and breaches –become paramount. A4CLOUD project developed guidelines for security accountability.

Survey on Understanding the Cloud

Are you using applications like Spotify, Gmail, or Dropbox for personal or business use? Then you’ll probably know that your data are not stored on your mobile device or computer, but in the ‘Cloud’. This of course has got a lot of benefits, but also creates uncertainties regarding data location and use.

Accountability For Cloud and Other Future Internet Services

ATC participates in the EC-funded integrated project A4Cloud – “Accountability for Cloud and Other Future Internet Services”, which develops methods and tools to increase confidence in cloud computing services, through risk analysis, policy enforcement, monitoring and compliance auditing.


A4Cloud focused on the Accountability For Cloud and Other Future Internet Services as the most critical prerequisite for effective governance and control of corporate and private data processed by cloud-based IT services.