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Accountability - definitions

Accountability - Conditional personal or professional liability after the fact, determined by action or responsibility. Accountability to action assumes the willingness to be held accountable for adequate expertise and capability. (see responsibility)

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Source: iSixSigma, 29 December 2010 09:06:55, External

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Accountability - Accountability is used in data governance to address who is accountable for data of a certain type and/or within a certain domain. The term accountability is often used synonymously with responsibility, answerability, blameworthiness and liability. In master data management, accountability is practiced through proactive data governance.

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Stibo Systems, 13 May 2011 09:28:17, External

Accountability - Principle intended to ensure that controllers are more generally in control and in the position to ensure and demonstrate compliance with data protection principles in practice. Accountability requires that controllers put in place internal mechanisms and control systems that ensure compliance and provide evidence - such as audit reports - to demonstrate compliance to external stakeholders, including supervisory authorities.

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Source: European Data Protection Supervisor, 24 July 2011 11:30:10, External

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