The International Criminal Police Organization, known as Interpol, has issued a report that examines the metaverse from a law enforcement perspective. The report considers illegality in the metaverse, including metacrime, metaverse forensics, governance, and the opportunities it presents for using it in favor of law enforcement agencies.
Interpol Examines Law Enforcement in the Metaverse
Interpol, the international police organization, is beginning to consider the possibilities of crimes in the metaverse and how to fight them. Last week, the police institution issued a report called “Metaverse: A Law Enforcement Perspective,” which specifies the different crimes that can be committed in the metaverse and the opportunities it presents for improving the response of law enforcement agencies.
One of these challenges is the lack of unique governance in the metaverse, given that these digital worlds are hosted across many countries. In this sense, the report states that “ensuring the application of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other existing international laws in the Metaverse would be fundamental.”