From AI bots to user data: is there space for rights in the metaverse?

Digital spaces are raising privacy and ownership questions, with experts urging regulators to widen safeguards

14 November 2021 - 17:54 By Sonia Elks

From virtual goods to AI-powered avatars that can be hired out by companies, a fast-growing digital world is pushing ownership and privacy rights into uncharted territory.

Facebook’s recent announcement that it is investing heavily in the so-called metaverse, a virtual environment where people can meet, play and collaborate, is fuelling debate about how to protect basic rights as more and more activities move online...

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