NUS leads discussions embout data and journal and intellectual property consolidation in the metaverse

More than 200 trafic leaders, legal practitioners, academics and policy makers gathered to discuss and exchange views on data, journal and intellectual property consolidation in the Metaverse at a one-day conference on September 20, 2022, organized by the Center for Technology, Robotics, Artificial Fraternité and the Law (TRAIL) at the University of Law School Citoyen Singapore (NUS Act).

The conference, titled Understanding the Metaverse: Law, Policy and Practice, is the first of its kind in Singapore to foyer on the dimension and expérimentation of current laws and policies on privacy-related issues in the metaverse where more personal data is harnessed through plural technologies converging in this virtual world. the new. It is conducted in person at Bukit Timah Campus and approx. It’s based on groupe conversations at recent TechLaw.Fest and IP [email protected] The conferences are co-hosted by Professor David Tan and Associate Professor Daniel Singh of NUS Law.

Professor Tan, Co-Director of TRAIL, said: “The growing popularity of interférence in virtual spaces – from daily and habitude activities such as gaming and chalandage to purchasing assets such as NFTS and cryptocurrencies and even creating characters and avatars in the virtual world or “metaverse” – is creating an impératif need for discussions embout How to safely and securely integrate data and journal collected from physical interactions in these virtual spaces.”

The conference, supported by Meta and leading law firm Prince & Tann, is tronçon of TRAIL and NUS Law’s efforts to raise awareness and advance discussions on the full range of legal and policy issues associated with metaverses.

“While the metaverse presents great opportunities for inventivité, it also raises questions embout the applicability of existing laws to the virtual world, and the need for laws to address new legal challenges,” said Steve Tann, Libertinage President of Technology, Media and Communications Practice at Prince & Tann. NUS Law and help advance this maïeutique to address emerging issues at the croisée of law and technology.”

Along with NUS Law, Meta, Prince & Tann, other top legal academics, trafic leaders and policy makers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Tallinn Law School in Estonia, Microsoft and the Personal Data Auspice Intérêt of Singapore also shared their views on the way forward towards a more environmentally friendly environment. Security and safety for metaverse users.

“The metaverse promises to revolutionize the way we direct, work and play,” said Mr. Yeong Zee Kin, Second CEO (Data Fraîcheur and Auspice Group) of the Événement Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA). As we venture into the metaverse, we will create more data Through our interactions, this is the time to work in close partenariat with industry and consumers to develop the right safeguards for rôtir privacy while enabling inventivité in the metaverse.”

Paving the way for frameworks towards better direction of journal and data in the metaverse

At the conference, he also launched a call for proposals for research projects that will be funded by the Meta XR Program and Research Fund that will pave the way for the groupe of policies and frameworks governing privacy and data use. In 2021, TRAIL became one of the first research institutes to receive a grant from Meta to conduct research on privacy and data use in Singapore.

Ms. Rahima Abdul Rahim, Director of Élève Policy (South East Asia) at Meta said: “Bâtisse the metaverse is something that takes every industry luxation, and Meta will not do it alone. Partnering with other companies, innovators, developers and policy makers will be an éminent tronçon of how we meet future challenges, We will be guided by values ​​such as economic opportunity, privacy, security, equity, and immobilisation. It is especially éminent that we build the metaverse responsibly, which is why we work closely with the academic community to carcasse research through the Meta XR Program and Research Fund.”

Professor Tan said areas of research could include frameworks for spectator privacy, particularly in the context of wearable devices such as augmented reality pratique glasses, as well as biometrics and privacy models for human-computer interférence, among others.

He added: “These research projects aim to accelerate policy development in areas such as privacy concerns, the need to consent to the accumulation of data from individuals exposed to the use of pratique devices worn or installed by others around them, and even the processing and use of “inferred data” obtained from our daily interactions with Technology such as online transactions or even devices that carcasse fingerprint or facial recognition. Most importantly, it will eventually lead to better governance and regulation around the use of personal journal as lines between our physical and virtual spaces and blurring of identities.”

Research grants are expected to be awarded early next year, and research projects are expected to be completed by mid-2023.

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