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Glossary beginning with V

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An accountability system allows users, operators and third parties to verify a posteriori if the system has performed a data processing task as expected (validation).


The extent to which it is possible to assess norm compliance.


A behavior contrary to that required by a rule.


Weakness of an asset or control that can be exploited by a threat. Any circumstance or event with the potential to adversely impact an asset through unauthorized access, destruction, disclosure, modification of data, and/or denial of service.