Gartner Research

Framing the Need for Regulating Digital Society

Published: 02 August 2019

ID: G00434114

Analyst(s): Mark McDonald


Current rules and regulators are under stress as society increases digitalization. Declining confidence in digital firms and social media requires a response. CIOs and other executives must collaborate on new rules to protect individuals and groups, while encouraging an innovative growing economy.

Table Of Contents


  • About This Research
  • Rules and Regulation in Digital Society
    • A Brief Summary of Prior Digital Regulation
    • Regulatory Realities
    • The Dynamics of Digital Society
  • Regulating the Digital World
    • Blending and Balancing Factors in Digital Regulation
    • A Sample Framework
  • Digital Regulatory Futures
    • Early Actions for Digital Regulation
    • Future Considerations for Digital Regulation
  • Recommendations
  • Conclusion

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