Amazon Web Services Partners With Trade Desk’s UID2 To Integrate First Party Data
What is UID2?
UID2 is a non-proprietary, open-sourced alternative identifier developed by The Trade Desk and supported by over 40 publishers. It enables advertisers, agencies, ad technology companies, and publishers selling advertising to continue providing relevant, personalized advertising without third-party cookies. It also provides mechanisms for consumer consent with transparency baked in.
What is the partnership about?
AWS will serve as a private operator of UID2 through the partnership. In essence, this means the company will handle its own internal version of UID2 to generate and manage the identity solution. Marketers can match their first-party data via the Amazon web services marketplace to facilitate programmatic ad placement efficiently.
The integration allows Amazon to place programmatic ads without exposing sensitive user data externally since it takes advantage of AWS Nitro Enclaves, a facility it says provides better security for customers’ personally identifiable information.
A second advantage of the pair’s integration is that PII is never directly disclosed to external parties since UID2 identifiers are encrypted into so-called “ephemeral UID2 tokens” that are shared to match users with bid requests. Furthermore, the pair says that PII will never be communicated directly between external parties due to UID2 identifiers being encrypted into non-persistent “ephemeral UID2 tokens,” which are provided to match users with bid requests.
In an emailed statement reported by Digiday, Adam Solomon, worldwide head of data collaboration & interoperability solutions, advertising & marketing tech industry at AWS said,
“One of the key requirements of running a UID2 Private Operator Service is a trusted environment for the UID2 operator application to process users’ private data, such as a user’s phone number or email address so that sensitive data isn’t accessible to other UID2 operators and providers.”
Customers who want to run UID2 workflows in the cloud will not have to do any heavy lifting with this solution. They can easily deploy UID2 Private Operator services with a click of a button in their virtual cloud environment. Solomon further added,
“This is an amazing next step in consumer identity in terms of having a service that both the sell side and buy side can leverage for advertising, targeting, measurement, activation, and planning.”
“This paradigm has important implications in the long run beyond identity that include areas such as analysis, machine learning for measurement — there is a whole host of things we can do. And cloud technologies are enabling this new way of thinking, where you can develop a service and deploy it closer to your customer’s environment. It’s the beginning of not just how we do identity, but of a new way of doing business together.”
AWS joins a handful of other data firms and agency networks—like Snowflake, InfoSum, and IPG—who have signed up to be private operators of UID2 or parties that process identifiable information in a way The Trade Desk deems privacy safe. Amazon Web Services partnership, which will help the cookieless solution gain credibility in a crowded market.
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