IAB Europe Transparency & Consent Framework (Framework) has a simple objective to help all parties in the digital advertising chain ensure that they comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and ePrivacy Directive when processing personal data or accessing and/or storing information on a user’s device, such as cookies, advertising identifiers, device identifiers and other tracking technologies.

The Framework is particularly relevant for “first-parties”, such as publishers and other suppliers of online services, who work with “third-parties” for data-driven service. Using the Framework, first-parties can enable third-parties to process user data on one of the legal bases of the regulation. The Framework standardises the presentation to users’ third-party data processing requests that require “informed” consent for data processing. The Framework enables “signaling” of user choice across the advertising supply chain. It is open-source, not-for-profit with consensus-based industry governance led by IAB Europe with significant support from industry parties and the IAB Tech Lab, which provides technical management of the open-source specifications and version control. 

Supporting global and service-specific consent for all parties in the digital advertising chain

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