Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Regulations and Related Standards, 2012

Published: 03 October 2012

ID: G00235517

Analyst(s): Douglas McKibben, French Caldwell


Regulatory compliance has become an important element in IT decision making. IT compliance costs increase with each new regulation, especially if the IT organization institutes separate controls for each.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
    • Regulations
    • 2012 — The Year of Regulatory Uncertainty
    • Financial Services
    • Standards and Frameworks
    • Risk Management and Compliance
    • Issue Management
  • Adjustments to Progression on the Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Social Media Regulations
    • IFRS for Insurance Contracts
    • SOC
    • Health Insurance Exchanges
    • Cloud Security and Risk Standards
    • Accountable Care Organizations for U.S. Healthcare Payers
    • U.K. Bribery Act 2010
    • Indian Information Technology Amendment Act of 2008
    • U.S. Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards
    • Unified Compliance Framework
  • At the Peak
    • PS-Prep (U.S. PL 110-53, Title IX)
    • Basel III
    • EU Data Breach Notification Laws
    • Dodd-Frank
    • U.S. SEC Enhanced Disclosure About Risk and Governance
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Single Euro Payments Area
    • U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
    • IOSCO — Systemic Risks
    • ISO 31000 Risk Management
    • ISF Standard of Good Practice for Information Security
    • Solvency II
    • U.S. Privacy Regulation
    • Shared Assessments
    • ICD-10 CM (U.S.)
    • ITIL
    • ISO/IEC 2700x Security Program Standards
    • REACH
    • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards
  • Climbing the Slope
    • COSO ERM
    • EU Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC
    • Foreign/Global Trade Compliance
    • COSO Internal Control-Integrated Framework
    • COBIT for Compliance
  • Entering the Plateau
    • XBRL for Regulatory Reporting in the U.S.
    • EU Data Protection Directive 1995/46/EC
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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