When you add Authority Documents to a list, if the same mandates and Common Controls appear in more than one Authority Document, they are only reported once in the list. By creating an AD list, the Common Controls Hub effectively de-duplicates the mandates and Common Controls for you.
Also, when you build an Authority Document list, you automatically generate a custom Common Controls list that contains the mandated and implied Common Controls referenced by the Authority Documents within the Authority Document list.
Lists can represent specific areas of an organization (geographic, type of business, etc.), general guidance (national or international standards), or a collection of other lists. Lists can be separated or combined to include regional, business vertical or general coverage (like SOX or Privacy).