Gartner Research

Defining a New Framework for Regulating Digital Society

Published: 06 August 2019

ID: G00418247

Analyst(s): Mark McDonald


The case for continued self-regulation in digital society is declining. A new portfolio of regulations that blends innovation and protection, human dignity and advancement is required. CIOs and other leaders must contribute to defining rules for new technologies to the benefit of all society.

Table Of Contents


  • About This Report
  • Elements of a Digital Society
  • Regulatory Challenges in a Digital Age
    • Digital Societies Disrupt Prior Rules and Regulations
    • A Simple Model for Digital Regulation
    • Characteristics of Effective Regulation
  • A Framework for Regulation in a Digital Society
    • Values and Goals in Regulating Digital Society
    • Styles of Regulation in a Digital Society
    • Digital Regulatory Mechanisms
    • Measuring Experience and Outcomes
    • A Sample Digital Regulation Framework
  • Everyone Has Rights and Responsibilities in a Digital Society
  • Conclusion

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