NEWS & BLOG POSTS
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD OPEN FOR GPP API V1.1
In September 2022, the Global Privacy Platform (GPP) was introduced to establish a technical standard for communicating user preferences throughout the digital supply chain. The GPP is an industry-driven effort created by and for the industry. As with any new initiative, feedback and insights are gathered to identify areas for improvement.
IAB Tech Lab And IAB Legal Affairs Council Announce New Privacy Implementation & Accountability Task Force
IAB Tech Lab and IAB’s Legal Affairs Council announced today the launch of the Privacy Implementation & Accountability Task Force (PIAT). PIAT aims to address privacy implementation and accountability challenges faced by the digital advertising industry by bringing together leading privacy technology vendors, media companies, advertisers, and the supporting ad tech ecosystem.
IAB Tech Lab Launches Data Clean Room Standards Portfolio For Public Comment
Today, IAB Tech Lab, the global digital advertising technical standards-setting body, announced the launch of its Data Clean Room (DCR) Standards portfolio with the release of DCR Guidance & Recommended Practices as well as the Open Private Join & Activation (OPJA) specification to support and define interoperable clean room interactions for […]
IAB Tech Lab Unveils Multi-Year Green Initiative To Reduce Carbon Impact Of Digital Ads
IAB Tech Lab, the global digital advertising technical standard-setting body, announced today at IAB’s Annual Leadership Meeting the launch of the Green Initiative to assist the advertising industry in meaningfully lowering carbon emissions via supply path optimization.
TCF V2.2 IS OPEN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
IAB Tech Lab, in partnership with IAB Europe, is committed to continuous improvement and development of the Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF) to meet the needs of users and regulators. As such, the TCF is being updated to reflect the evolution of case law and Data Protection Authorities guidelines.
Open RTB: Signaling Ad Refreshes
It is common for sellers of digital inventory to refresh their ad slots for better monetization. However, there has been no way to communicate this via OpenRTB, and consequently, buyers do not have ready access to information about this behavior. We are addressing this in OpenRTB 2.6-202303. […]
March 2023 Update To OpenRTB Is Now Ready For Implementation!
IAB Tech Lab brings together passionate industry professionals across business and technical functions who volunteer their time to help make the entire ecosystem healthier and more transparent. So, when there’s a business problem that can be solved by a signal in the OpenRTB spec, it’s up to the Programmatic Supply […]
Updates To OpenRTB For Public Comment
OpenORTB 2.6-202303 was pushed to production the week of April 3rd, 2023. The below outlines the updates that were made based on public comment feedback. […]
Privacy Enhancing Technologies Evolution Series (Part 3) Event Summary
This is a summary of the IAB Tech Lab’s event on December 8th, 2022, the third session in a series on the topic of Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs). You can watch the event video here. For an introduction to PETs, including what they are and an overview of the different […]
IAB Tech Lab Unveils 2023 Priorities and Roadmap
IAB Tech Lab, the global digital advertising technical standard-setting body, today unveiled its key priorities and roadmap for 2023. The product roadmap encompasses all five pillars of the Tech Lab’s work: consumer privacy, addressability and privacy enhancing technologies (PETs), advanced TV, ad supply chain, and cross-media measurement – and outlines […]
IAB Tech Lab Launches Specification Adoption Program to Highlight Industry Technical Standard Usage
In an ever-evolving and complex advertising ecosystem, it has become incredibly challenging for the buy-side to verify that adtech companies have adopted technical standards that positively impact the industry. To solve this issue and provide transparency into technical standard adoption and usage, IAB Tech Lab, the global digital advertising technical standard-setting […]
IAB Tech Lab Unveils a Multi-Year Advanced TV Roadmap to Modernize the Fragmented TV Landscape
Lays Out Long-Term Priorities for Standardizing TV Ad Measurement for Universal Addressability, Reconciliation and Attribution “The TV advertising delivery, distribution, and measurement landscape is fragmented, creating significant friction within the supply chain. Just like consumers want a seamless viewing experience across streaming and traditional viewing methods, buyers want to be […]
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Tech Lab Programmatic Standards
OpenDirect is the only open standard that supports automated guaranteed buying. OpenDirect 1.5 marks the first major update for the protocol providing essential updates such as change request support, revised diagrams, and improved implementation references.
OpenRTB is the open standard that provides support for real-time-bidding. OpenRTB 2.5 includes updates on header bidding and video placement type support. OpenRTB 3.0 framework is currently in public comment.
OpenRTB Dynamic Native Ads API 1.2
This spec describes the outer native object. While the Native Ads API is designed to be used with OpenRTB, it provides a set of fundamentals that are useful in non-RTB environments like in-app SDK object description.
The Taxonomy and Mapping Working Group is working to update the current taxonomy and create an enhanced and more powerful taxonomy, permitting content creators the ability to more accurately and consistently describe content.