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accountability

The traceability of actions performed on a system to a specific system entity (user, process, device). For example, the use of unique user identification and authentication supports accountability; the use of shared user IDs and passwords destroys accountability.
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Ms Poole, of May Lane, Holly-wood, Birmingham, denies three charges of sexual activity with a child and one of abuse of trust with a child.
Professor Kenneth Hobbs, chairman of the GMC's disciplinary committee, told Lawrence: "Your actions in pursuing an emotional and sexual relationship, and in having sexual intercourse with her, were a gross abuse of trust.
He said: "There was a total abuse of trust and extreme negligence.
Dad-of-two Riley, of Lancaster, denies two offences of sexual activity with a child in 2005 and two offences of abuse of trust.
Judge John Griffith Williams QC told Yorath: 'In both these cases there was a grave abuse of trust on your part.
Richard Atkins, defending, said: 'There was no suggestion of him distributing any and it was not an abuse of trust.
And a new offence, abuse of trust, will stop adults exploiting under- 18s in schools, the forces and places of care.
Judge James Patrick said: "'It was selfish and callous behaviour - a grave abuse of trust of her, her family and friends through your behaviour over a period of years.