The Meaning of ‘Accountability’ in the Information Privacy Context

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Abstract / Description of output

The chapter looks at the meaning of 'accountability', a prominent term in current usage in the regulation of organisations' information processes that impinge upon privacy. It argues that accountability involves understanding the nature of accounts (stories about information stewardship) and the processes of transparency to which they contribute. It criticises the 'Accountability Project' for its inadequate grasp of these points.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging Privacy through Accountability
EditorsDaniel Guagnin, Leon Hempel, Carla Ilten, Inger Kroener, Daniel Neyland, Hector Postigo
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages15-32
Number of pages18
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-03222-5
ISBN (Print)978-0 230 36932-0, 978-1-349-35045-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • accountability
  • accountability project
  • account
  • stewardship
  • transparency

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