Accountability is the assignment of Accountable
The main difference between responsibility and Accountability is that responsibility can be shared while Accountability cannot.
Accountability is a security goal that generates the requirement for actions of an entity to be traced uniquely to that entity. This supports non-Repudiation, deterrence, fault isolation, Intruder Detection and prevention, and after-action recovery and legal action. (NISTIR 7298)
not only means being responsible
for something but also ultimately being answerable for your or possibly others actions.
A Pilot-In-Charge is accountable
for anything that happens in regards to the operation of the aircraft.
He may or may not be the responsible party that perhaps caused a collision. (ie the co-pilot may have been the responsible party).
You Own a Car#
If You Own a Car and the car is involved in an accident, even if you were not driving, you are probably Accountable
(and therefore have Accountability) and ultimately Responsible
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