D:A4.1 Socio-economic impact assessment

Maartje Niezen (Editor), Dominique van Woensel, David Nunez, C Fernandez-Gago, Samantha Adams, Thor Bjørkvoll, Christian Frøystad, Trond Halverson, Børge Haugset

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The executive summary ends with six concise recommendations for facilitating more accountability for data management in cloud ecosystems:
1. Provide a stronger legal base for and enforcement of data protection and accountable behavior;
2. Facilitate independent auditing of responsible data stewardship;
3. Increase public awareness of the need for accountability;
4. Balance existing information asymmetries via partnerships;
5. Focus on larger enterprises working in the public sector first, as these can serve as an example for other types of businesses;
6. Demonstrate how A4Cloud tools and mechanisms can be turned into a business model in order to encourage greater uptake and use.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherTILT, Tilburg University
Commissioning bodyEuropean Union FP7
Number of pages75
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2016


  • cloud computing
  • accountability
  • socio-economic impact


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