Interpol preparing to clampdown on Metaverse crimes

Interpol, the International Criminal Police Organization, is researching how to police the metaverse, a digital world envisioned as an alternative to the real world, according to Interpol Secretary General Jurgen Stock.

The secretary general of the International Criminal Police Organization, Interpol, in an interview with the media house BBC stated that “criminals are sophisticated and professional in quickly adapting to any new technological tool that is available to commit a crime. We need to sufficiently respond to that. Sometimes lawmakers, police, and our societies are running a little bit behind.”

Interpol has created its own virtual reality (VR) space where users can train and participate in virtual meetings. Mr. Stock believes it is critical for the agency not to fall behind. The environment, which can only be accessed through secure servers, allows police officers to experience what the metaverse might be like, giving them a sense of the types of crimes that might occur and how they might be policed.

Verbal harassment, money laundering and fraud, assaults, ransomware, and counterfeiting are examples of metaverse crimes. However, the organization is concerned with determining whether a specific action in the metaverse is a crime or not.

The sources for this piece include an article in BBC.

IT World Canada Staff
IT World Canada Staff
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