Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Privacy, 2017

Published: 20 July 2017

ID: G00314626

Analyst(s): Bart Willemsen


As privacy laws follow a Hype Cycle of their own, security and risk management leaders with a focus on privacy have to take into account both regulatory and technological evolutions. Both are covered in this research, allowing the prioritization of relevant requirements and investments.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • UMA
    • Blockchain for IAM
    • Blockchain for Data Security
    • Personification
    • Privacy in China
    • Privacy Impact Assessments
    • Digital Ethics
    • Multiparty Computing
  • At the Peak
    • Data Classification
    • File Analysis
    • Format-Preserving Encryption
    • Privacy by Design
    • Privacy in Asia/Pacific
    • PHI Consent Management
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Cloud Application Discovery
    • EU General Data Protection Regulation
    • Tag Management
    • Cloud Data Protection Gateways
    • Data Sanitization
    • Privacy Management Tools
    • Secure Instant Communications
    • Privacy in Japan
    • Dynamic Data Masking
    • Cloud Access Security Brokers
    • Privacy in Russia
    • Data Management Platforms (Advertising)
    • U.S. Privacy Laws
    • E-Discovery Software
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Privacy in South America
    • Consumer Mobile Security Apps
    • Enterprise Mobility Management Suites
    • Test Data Management
    • Cloud Security Assessments
    • Data Disposal Tools for Mobile Devices
    • Data Loss Prevention
    • Database Encryption
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Mobile Data Protection for Workstations
    • Privacy Training
    • Tokenization
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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