Make all stakeholders accountable for the use of data in the cloud
The Cloud Accountability Project aims to address the risks arising for individual cloud service users when their personal data are being proliferated in the cloud. New data protection regulations are imminent that will provide individual users of online services with greater protection. Such risks are also applicable for businesses, which make use of cloud services to process personal or proprietary data. The Cloud Accountability Project delivers the tools and mechanisms for users to hold service providers accountable on how data is used in the cloud. The lasting impact will be to fundamentally shift the balance of power in the relationship between providers and users of cloud services.
Realise the potentials
The adoption of the Cloud Accountability Project enables realising the potentials and benefits that are being brought to the involved stakeholders:
- Reduced costs and risk of bringing data intensive services to market by making the process for respecting the data protection obligations simpler and less costly for businesses, especially entrepreneurs and SMEs
- Enabling uptake of new value added services in the cloud by overcoming the barriers that make businesses holding back from using cloud services because of the uncertainty over the potential consequences
- Better control over the use of data in the cloud enables new services, which make use of personal or confidential data
- Novel accountability services support the start up of new business opportunities