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Newsletter 08/2023

New CMP functions: Multi-editing and automation for agencies and adnetworks

For companies with many different domains, it can be a challenge to always keep the individual cookie banners up to date to ensure continuous data protection compliance. As part of the current update, consentmanager offers new functionalities in its CMP that will significantly reduce the effort required by users in the future. Gone are the days when each CMP had to be customized individually.
The new functionalities relate to multiple processing options and their automation processes, such as the following:

  • Multi-editing option
    • for the assignment of providers to purposes
    • for the legal basis of purposes/providers
    • adding providers to multiple CMPs.
  • Automation:
    • Copying certain settings from one CMP to another CMP
    • Ensuring that provider x is present in all CMPs
    • Copying all found domains into a predefined CMP template and many more

In this context, the reporting has also been extended. Whereas you previously had to call up the required report for each CMP individually, the user interface now offers you the option of creating comprehensive reporting views.

Staging Feature: Test your Banner first before you go live

Are you already familiar with the staging function in the consentmanager CMP? With the staging function, you can check the technical integration of your cookie layer script for error-free execution before it actually goes live. After all, who wants to operate on an “open heart”?
Read our latest article to learn how to use the staging function (with examples):

Previously, this function was only included in the Enterprise package. You can simply add this useful feature as an add-on to your existing package. Try it out. You can find our various add-ons in the interface of your CMP.

Canada: What’s New in the Canadian Privacy Landscape in 2023

Halfway through 2023, there are a number of changes coming to Canada’s privacy landscape. These bring updates and new regulations that can have far-reaching implications for both businesses and individuals. In this article, we provide information on the latest developments, regulations and trends shaping the Canadian privacy landscape.

Read more in our blog:

India: Parliament passes Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2023

At the beginning of August, the Indian Parliament passed the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2023. The provisions of the bill regulate the handling of personal data both for India and for companies doing business abroad.
In detail, the new regulations increasingly address the handling of personal data, such as strengthening the rights of individuals, the rights of children or even general principles for handling personal data.

Read more about this in the following blog post:

 India's parliament passes the digital personal data protection bill 2023

REMINDER: Changes to the Swiss Data Protection Act come into force on 01.09.2023

Is your company prepared for the changes to the Swiss Data Protection Act? The changes will come into force on 01 September 2023. This means that you may also need to adjust your cookie banner settings. However, all companies that already comply with the GDPR can breathe a sigh of relief, as the Swiss Federal Council emphasizes that companies that already comply with the European General Data Protection Regulations only need to make minor changes.

Here is an overview of the most important changes:

Caption: a Swiss flag with the words Swiss Data Protection Act

UPDATE: Deadline extension for the use of a Google-certified CMP

Google is extending the transition period for using a Google-certified CMP. Publishers and developers now have until January 16, 2024 to make the necessary changes. This affects all Google partners in the EEA or UK using one or more of the following products: Google AdSense, Google Ad Manager or AdMob. The new requirements include, among other things, that the CMP used must have the Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF) integrated. We already reported on this in our June newsletter. If you are affected by this, you are on the safe side with the Consent Manager Platform from consentmanager . Our CMP already meets all of Google’s requirements.

Read more about this here:

UPDATE: Extension of the transition period for IAB TCF v2.2

In newsletter 06/2023 we informed you in detail about the upcoming conversion of IAB TCF 2.0/2.1 to the latest version IAB TCF v2.2. The IAB has now published news in which the deadline for the changeover to the new version v2.2 has been extended.

The new deadline is now November 20, 2023. consentmanager users can already switch manually (we do not currently recommend this) or will otherwise be switched automatically in November.

All the facts for you to read:

Webinar: IAB Europe on “TCF v2.2 – User Interface (UI) Demos and Best Practices”.

Join us at IAB Europe on August 22nd for an exciting webinar full of practical examples and tips. This webinar will provide you with an update on TCF v2.2 and how to implement the latest version. As one of the experts, consentmanagers CEO Jan Winkler will welcome you with valuable information. At the end of the webinar there will also be enough time for your questions.

When? Tuesday, August 22 at 16:30 CET!

Register now:

DMEXCO 2023: Secure your appointment now!

Are you planning your schedule for DMEXCO 2023? For an important appointment with our colleagues from consentmanager you should definitely reserve a place in your calendar. The topic of cookie banners remains an important building block on the road to GDPR compliance. Don’t miss the opportunity to exchange ideas.

Make an appointment now:
consentmanager xco-2023/

Date: 20. 20 & 21 September, 2023
Booth: Hall 8.1 | E021
Location: Koelnmesse | Messeplatz 1 | 50679 Cologne

Further optimisations and adjustments in August

The following adjustments and bug fixes were made in August

  • Incorrect mapping of text settings to languages
  • Incorrect status displayed for unassigned domains
  • Problem when creating cookies with wrong domain
  • the view “assigned domains” is missing etc.

Further innovations and optimizations can be found in the complete release log:

Release log

  • Issue redirection after creating cookie
  • Issue creating cookie with incorrect domain
  • Incorrect status displayed in unassigned domains
  • Incorrect stack coverage displayed
  • Add mass update of CMP settings
  • Fix: Sorting of CMP List/Design List
  • Text settings dont match language
  • Remove old codes warning
  • Fix: Assessing domain to vendor throws error
  • Purpose list does not copy for staging CMP
  • Assigned domains view missing
  • Bug in subaccount group rights
  • Show last found domains
  • Invoices download broken
  • Cookie default setting incorrect
  • Improve CMP modal design
  • Add multi-edit option for assigning vendors to purposes
  • Add multi-edit option for legal basis of purposes/vendors
  • Twitter not auto-blocked
  • Network features: CMP sync automation
  • Network features: Add vendor to multiple cmps
  • Network features: Automation: Copy all vendors from all CMPs to CMP X (back top template)
  • Network features: Automation: Ensure that vendor x is in all CMPs
  • Network features: Automation: Copy all found domains to Template CMP
  • Network features: Automation: Copy ignored domains back to normal cmps
  • Network features: Automation: Copy certain settings from cmp to other cmps
  • Network features: Mass import of CMPs
  • Add support for AWIN API

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