Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Legal and Regulatory Information Governance, 2016

Published: 05 July 2016

ID: G00294421

Analyst(s): Jie Zhang


Information governance is a critical discipline for legal and regulatory professionals. Legal, compliance, risk and IT organizations must work closely together to improve it. Many different information technologies can complement strategies to improve information governance.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Digital Risk Management
    • Social Media Risk Management
    • NLP for Legal Practices
    • File Analysis
  • At the Peak
    • Content-Aware Mobile DLP
    • Predictive Analytics
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Information Stewardship Applications
    • Predictive Coding
    • Enterprise Fraud and Misuse Management
    • Privacy Management Tools
    • E-Discovery Software
    • Enterprise Digital Rights Management
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Contract Life Cycle Management
    • Corporate Compliance and Oversight
    • Enterprise Information Archiving
    • Global Trade Compliance
    • Enterprise Legal Management
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Enterprise Internet Reputation Management
    • Fraud Detection
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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