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Regulatory Monitoring: How to Monitor Regulatory Changes?

Regulatory Monitoring: How to Monitor Regulatory Changes?

Businesses need to monitor regulatory changes in order to maintain compliance.

Visualping monitors web pages for updates in laws, policies and other regulatory materials.

Why is regulatory monitoring important?

Albert Einstein once said “I don’t need to know everything, I just need to know where to find it, when I need it.”

Indeed, there is no shortage of content in the digital era. The regulatory landscape is constantly evolving.

To maintain compliance, businesses need to monitor regulatory changes in laws, policies and regulations, before producing regulatory intelligence. Data is then synthesized into a strategic action plan – adjusting compliance procedures, for example, to avoid enforcement fines.

Compliance professionals need to keep pace with the unrelenting volume of regulatory changes to follow state, federal and international laws and regulations relevant to the company. New information from regulators, governments and related agencies is gathered and analyzed to determine the company’s best course of action.

And with changing norms and increased enforcement activity, keeping up with regulatory changes is more important than ever.

How to Monitor Regulatory Changes?

The online landscape of regulatory information is overwhelming: newsletters, announcements, trend data, guidance documents, websites, consultation papers, FOI Requests, warning letters, regulatory emails and seminars and training sessions. The list goes on.

To efficiently track information and be alerted of regulatory changes, professionals use many regulatory intelligence and compliance tools, like, to automate the process, as opposed to manually checking the content for updates themselves.

Visualping is a website change detection tool that monitors pages for content updates, such as regulatory changes. When changes occur, Visualping takes a screenshot and sends it to you as a real-time email alert.


Visualping assists many legal and consultancy firms responsible for monitoring regulatory changes to support their clients – lawyers, for example, assisting drug manufacturers in the healthcare sector by monitoring geo-specific producer licensing. Or agencies monitoring the ongoing approval and cancellation of legislation to anticipate the impact.

Start monitoring pages for regulatory changes

Visualping makes it easy to get notififcations when a government, legal, or other regulatory web page is updated.

STEP 1: Enter the URL you want to monitor
STEP 2: Enter your email address

Visualping: Your New Regulatory Monitoring Tool

By crawling the web pages you specify, Visualping monitors the environment for regulatory changes.

Compliance requires monitoring regulatory changes to laws, like Visualping alerts of the Keystone XL Pipeline Act.

Tailorable Monitoring Modes

Text-compare is the monitoring mode for capturing textual page changes, such as changes to Terms and Conditions Agreements (T&Cs). In the email alert, text added to the page is highlighted in green. Removed text is highlighted in red.

To monitor for regulatory compliance, paste the URL into Visualping’s user interface and click Go. Receive alerts of page changes.

Visual-compare is the monitoring mode for capturing visual page changes, such as tracking new postings to online calendar schedules for committee hearings. All page changes, under Visual-compare, are highlighted in red.

Custom Check Frequency

Depending on the urgency of the regulatory change, Visualping can monitor pages as frequently as every 5 minutes, 15 minutes, half hour, several hours, once daily or weekly.

Filtered Keyword Alerts

Regulatory changes need to be monitored in a way that allows for accurate identification of the key information most relevant to the company.

Filter your monitoring with Visualping’s Keyword Alerts feature. Instead of being alerted every time text changes occur, such as a new guidance announcement or posted bulletin, receive alerts only for posts containing keywords of interest.

Subscription Plans for Every Need

Visualping offers several individual and business subscription plans for high frequency monitoring.

Benefits of business subscriptions include extra service (a dedicated account manager, phone support, demos and training), advanced features and secured servers, with 99% uptime guarantee.


Regulatory compliance is a continuous process that requires constant monitoring of regulatory changes to ensure the company’s success.

Professionals use online tools, like Visualping, to efficiently research changes to relevant topics and synthesize data into actionable items.

For more information about Visualping as a regulatory changes and compliance tool, contact us at

Want to monitor regulatory changes?

Used by 98% of the Am Law 100. Get automatic alerts when any legal and regulatory web pages change.

Want to monitor regulatory changes?

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Want to monitor regulatory changes?

Used by 98% of the Am Law 100. Get automatic alerts when any legal and regulatory web pages change.

Start Monitoring Now (It's Free)

Emily Fenton

Emily is the Content Marketing Manager at Visualping. She has a degree in English Literature and a Masters in Management. When she’s not researching and writing about all things Visualping, she loves exploring new restaurants, playing guitar and petting her cats.