Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Legal and Compliance Technologies, 2020

Published: 20 July 2020

ID: G00465146

Analyst(s): Marko Sillanpaa


This Hype Cycle will help application leaders responsible for legal and compliance technologies anticipate and evaluate the impact of emerging legal technology and other business innovations. It can be used to cut through the marketing noise and plan strategies to advance the organization’s goals.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Subject Rights Requests
    • Legal Chatbots
    • Third-Party Risk Management
    • AI in Corporate Legal Practice
    • AI Governance
    • Blockchain for Data Security
  • At the Peak
    • Legal Spend Management
    • Data Breach Response
    • Consent and Preference Management
    • Smart Contracts
    • Digital Ethics
    • Explainable AI
    • Alternative Legal Service Providers
    • Legal and Compliance Analytics
    • Advanced Contract Analytics
    • Prescriptive Analytics
    • Privacy Impact Assessments
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Integrated Risk Management
    • Natural Language Query
    • Data and Analytics Governance
    • Digital Business Transformation
    • Blockchain
    • Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
    • Privacy Management Tools
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Corporate Legal Matter Management
    • E-Discovery Software
    • Contract Life Cycle Management
    • Enterprise Legal Management
    • Predictive Analytics
    • Text Analytics
    • Ethics and Compliance Management
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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