Important Note: The Implementation deadline of TCF v2.have been moved from September 30th 2023 to November 20th 2023. More information here
In order to continue helping players in the online ecosystem comply with certain requirements of the ePrivacy Directive and the GDPR, the Transparency & Consent Framework (TCF) Steering Group has approved iterations to the Framework. The TCF working groups have worked intensively to bring further standardisation of the information and choices that should be provided to users over the processing of their personal data, and to how these choices should be captured, communicated and respected.
Constant evolutions in case law as well as in guidelines of Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) place even higher demands on market participants in terms of data protection, and the latest Transparency & Consent Framework v2.2 (TCF v2.2) brings meaningful changes in an attempt to better meet the expectations of regulators and needs of end-users.
TCF 2.2 launches today, 16th May 2023. This article provides an overview of the main policy and technical changes as well as a detailed timeline to help all stakeholders implement TCF 2.2.
TCF v2.2 Main Policy Amendments
TCF v2.2 Technical Specifications Updates
With a view to implementing these policy changes, IAB Tech Lab has updated the technical specifications for the Transparency & Consent Framework. These changes include:
Please note the following deadlines:
30 June 2023
Deadline for Vendors to update their GVL registration with the new required information (as well as any other required information they failed to update previously). They can do so by logging-in to the GVL registration portal here that has been updated with new registration fields for TCF v2.2. If you don’t see your existing data in the portal, clear your cache or log-in using a different browser.
Only Vendors that update their GVL registration according to the requirements will be published in the new version of the GVL (v3).
Vendors updating their registration will also continue to be published in the current version of the GVL (v2) that will continue to run until the end of the implementation period.
The GVL v3 will start being published weekly as Vendors update their registrations at https://vendor-list.consensu.org/v3/vendor-list.json, to enable CMPs to test the new format, and to start building new user-facing disclosures in line with the requirements of the Policies. Translation will be made available progressively here.
10 July 2023 (Reminder)
31 July 2023
Deadline for Vendors to complete a TCF Compliance Assessment form and submit it through the GVL registration portal as part of the updated TCF Compliance programmes described here.
30 September 2023 - end of implementation period
CMPs are required to implement the new policies and specifications by 30 September 2023. CMP Framework UIs will not need to apply for re-validation. Compliance with the new requirements will, however, be verified as part of IAB Europe’s regular monitoring of CMPs’ live installations as of the implementation deadline. To support CMPs in their developments, IAB Europe has released a new CMP Validator Chrome Extension available here that includes all requirements of TCF v2.2.
Vendors are required to implement the new policies and specifications by 30 September 2023. Similar to CMPs, compliance with the new requirements will be verified as part of IAB Europe’s regular monitoring of Vendors’ live installations as of the implementation deadline.
Dedicated webinars were held at the beginning of June for each category of participants - Publishers, CMPs and Vendors and you can watch these in your own time below.
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