# Accountability for Cyber- Physical Systems

The meaning of accountability in a technical system depends on the exact context and the desired characteristics. In general, it denotes the desire to limit an actor’s (mis-)use of power by making actions transparent, link them to the actor, threaten the actor with consequences, and thus deter misbehavior. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27739-9_1719-1