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Prebid.org Support for TCF v2.0

The IAB’s Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF) version 2.0 for enhanced support of GDPR is scheduled to take effect April 1, 2020. This is a major update from TCF version 1.1.

The key changes are:

  • More defined ‘purposes’.
  • More flexibility for the legal bases used by vendors.
  • Different in-page JavaScript API.

References

Consult with your legal counsel before determining how to utilize Prebid features in support of your overall privacy approach.

The following is a summary of how various Prebid components will support TCF v2.0 and the estimated availability dates:

Prebid.js

Support for TCF2 is broken into several phases:

PhaseDescriptionEst. Availability
1DONE – Support a ‘deviceAccess’ flag. Publishers can parse the TCF string on their own and configure Prebid.js appropriately.Released with v3.12
2DONE – Update the [GDPR ConsentManagement module(https://docs.prebid.org/modules/consentManagement.html) to read TCF v2.0 strings and forward to bid adapters.Released with v3.12
3DONE – Support a ‘default GDPR scope’ flag to allow control over scenarios where the CMP doesn’t respond in time.Released with v3.13
4DONE – Add a new ‘GDPR Enforcement Module’ to support parsing TCF v2.0 strings and enforcing Device Access.Released with v3.14
5Update the GDPR ConsentManagement module to support parsing TCF v2.0 strings and enforcing Purposes 2 and 4Apr 30, 2020

Prebid Server

PhaseDescriptionEst. Availability
1DONE – Support parsing the TCF v2.0 string and enforcing Device Access.PBS-Go v0.105.0, PBS-Java v1.32
2Support parsing TCF v2.0 strings and enforcing Purposes 2, 4, 7 and Special Feature 1Apr 30, 2020

Prebid SDK

PhaseDescriptionEst. Availability
1DONE – Support the ‘deviceAccessConsent’ flag and passing TCF v2.0 strings to Prebid Server.SDK v1.5
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