- Interpol moves to regulate and investigate the metaverse, this comes four months after the investigative body launched its own metaverse.
- The global police agency, Interpol has created its own Virtual Reality space for users to become knowledgeable about the risks and opportunities of the metaverse.
Interpol Looks to Oversee Criminal Activities in the Metaverse
The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) is reportedly looking into ways to oversee criminal activities in the metaverse. The metaverse is a virtual world where people can interact with each other and with digital content.
Interpol Secretary General Jurgen Stock said that criminals are already using the metaverse to commit crimes, such as money laundering, phishing, and ransomware. He added that it is important for law enforcement agencies to be familiar with the metaverse so that they can effectively combat crime in this new digital space.
Interpol’s executive director of tech and innovation, Dr. Madan Oberoi, said that it is difficult to define what constitutes a crime in the metaverse. However, he said that Interpol is working on developing a framework for defining and prosecuting crimes in this new environment.
Interpol’s efforts to oversee criminal activities in the metaverse are part of a broader trend of law enforcement agencies adapting to the changing digital landscape. As more and more people interact with the internet and other digital platforms, criminals are finding new ways to exploit these technologies for their own gain.
Interpol’s work in the metaverse is a reminder that crime is constantly evolving, and that law enforcement agencies need to be constantly adapting to new challenges. By working together, law enforcement agencies can help to keep the metaverse safe for everyone.