Transparency and Consent Framework Mobile App Spec Ready for Adoption

By Jennifer Derke Today, IAB Tech Lab and IAB Europe released the Transparency and Consent Framework’s Mobile In-app Specifications as a final version ready for widespread industry adoption. No significant changes were made to the specs in the process of finalization. Tech Lab’s GDPR Mobile Subgroup reviewed the specifications and […]

GDPR and IAB Tech Lab: Cooperation on Standards that Benefit the Industry

By Anissa Connor GDPR enforcement date has arrived, and along with it a plethora of compliance requirements for the global digital advertising ecosystem.  The applicability of GDPR across our industry has presented an enormous opportunity for collaboration, and IAB Tech Lab has been engaging with industry stakeholders to develop important […]

A New Chapter for DigiTrust

By Jordan Mitchell We’re pleased to announce that IAB Tech Lab has acquired the DigiTrust solution, is hiring the team, and will support increasing global adoption of the DigiTrust neutral ID service. Additionally, IAB Tech Lab will work to integrate DigiTrust capabilities with existing and emerging technology standards for digital […]

Leadership Insights Into the Open Measurement SDK

By Dennis Buchheim Leadership Insights When IAB Tech Lab formed its Open Measurement Software Development Kit (OM SDK) working group, one of our primary goals was clear: to encourage collaboration among industry members, including publishers and measurement providers, to develop scalable solutions to measurement challenges in the mobile app environment. […]

Demystifying Identifiers and Understanding Their Critical Roles in Advertising

By Dennis Buchheim and Amit Shetty “Identity” is a term that gets used a lot in digital advertising, usually in the context of identifying and targeting consumers. At the IAB Tech Lab, we look at identity in a broader context, covering consumers, creative assets, and the businesses involved in the […]

IAB Tech Lab Supports GDPR Transparency and Consent Solutions

  RELEASING AN OPENRTB GDPR ADVISORY AND LAUNCHING THE IAB TECH LAB GDPR TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP IAB Tech Lab has taken the steps to support the advertising industry adherence to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR, which becomes enforceable on May 25, 2018, promotes more control for European […]

Ad Tech Predictions for 2018

By Dennis Buchheim As 2017 comes to a close we invited some of our most active IAB Tech Lab members to share their predictions for ad tech in 2018. These technology insiders offered up expert perspectives on a myriad of topics that range from transparency to blockchain, and dynamic content […]

IAB Tech Lab Open Measurement Initiative Aims to Solve the Industry’s Mobile App Viewability Challenges

By: Eric Picard and Brad Beal, Pandora The IAB Tech Lab has done something historic, important, and worth discussing.  It is likely that if you’re reading this post, you’re somewhat familiar with viewability, one of the most important issues facing the digital advertising space today.  Below we’re going to cover […]

Understanding & Reacting to Apple’s Safari Browser Tracking Changes

By Dennis Buchheim With its most recent Safari browser release for iOS and MacOS, Apple introduced “Intelligent Tracking Prevention”, which immediately and significantly reduces the value of ad impression opportunities in Safari mobile/desktop browser and in-app webview environments. Safari will now block sending cookies to third parties determined to be […]

Blockchain for Advertising

By Richard Bush and Michael Palmer We are excited to announce that the IAB Tech Lab is establishing a new working group with the goal of exploring ways to leverage blockchain to improve efficiency and value realization in digital advertising. Since it was first described as a fundamental component of […]