Date Added: Apr 2013
Cloud computing presents a delivery model for IT services based on internet and provides a scalable service to easily consume over the internet on an as-needed basis. A major feature is cloud service is that data processed on clouds are often outsourced, leading to number of issues related to accountability including the handling of personally identifiable information. By enjoying the convenience brought by his new emerging technology, user's fears of using control of their of own data can become a significant barrier to the wide adoption of cloud services. To address this problem here, the authors propose a novel highly decentralized information accountability framework to keep track of actual usage of user's data in the cloud.