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The extent to which the technical and organisational measures used actually contribute to accountability.

Ethical Accountability

It is the practice of taking responsibility of own's actions and to be accountable to one's self not only to others. It ensures: 1) the practice of sustainable development, 2) democratic accountability where all stakeholders are involved in the decision making process, 3) self-monitoring and self-auditing.


Any observable occurrence in a system and/or network. Events sometimes provide indication that an incident is occurring.


An accountability system produces evidence that can be used to convince a third party that a fault has or has not occurred (evidence).