- The Interpol is figuring out how to police the Metaverse
- The Agency plans to respond to criminals targeting similar platforms
- There are ongoing debates about what defines a crime in the metaverse
Interpol is looking to make the metaverse a relatively crime-free zone. The agency is currently investigating how it could police crimes in the metaverse, although it’s still not sure what would define a ‘metaverse crime’.
In admitting to that dilemma, Madan Oberoi, the Executive Director of Technology and Innovation said “There are crimes where I don’t know whether it can still be called a crime or not. If you look at the definitions of these crimes in physical space, and you try to apply it in the metaverse, there is a difficulty.”
Last October, Interpol pulled up into the web3 space with its own Metaverse with a unit dedicated to fighting crypto crimes.
It won’t be long before red alert notices are issued for people in the universe and in the metaverse.
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