Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Privacy, 2020

Published: 23 July 2020

ID: G00441605

Analyst(s): Bernard Woo , Bart Willemsen


Security and risk management leaders managing technology, information and resilience risk must consider privacy a top priority. Laws and privacy-preserving technologies that protect business value and build trust with individuals are covered in depth to support prioritization of risk and investment.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Confidential Computing
    • Data Security Governance
    • Homomorphic Encryption
    • Privacy in Canada
    • Differential Privacy
    • Subject Rights Requests
    • Privacy in India
    • Zero-Knowledge Proofs
    • 5G Security
    • Synthetic Data
    • Blockchain for Data Security
    • Privacy
  • At the Peak
    • Data Breach Response
    • Secure Multiparty Computing
    • Consent and Preference Management
    • Decentralized Identity
    • Digital Ethics
    • File Analysis
    • Privacy Impact Assessments
    • Data Classification
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Format-Preserving Encryption
    • Personification
    • Privacy by Design
    • Privacy in Asia/Pacific
    • PHI Consent Management
    • Mobile Threat Defense
    • Cloud Data Protection Gateways
    • Privacy Management Tools
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Data Sanitization
    • Privacy in Japan
    • Privacy in Russia
    • Secure Instant Communications
    • Privacy in the EU
    • E-Discovery Software
    • Privacy in South Korea
    • Privacy in the U.S.
    • IT Risk Management Solutions
    • Cloud Access Security Brokers
    • Dynamic Data Masking
    • Cloud Application Discovery
    • Privacy in Latin America
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Database Audit and Protection
    • Cloud Security Assessments
    • Database Encryption
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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