Legal Challenges and Regulation for the Metaverse


Rene Schulte & Claire Harrop

In this episode, we talk to Claire Harrop, a senior associate at law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and an expert on data protection and technology law. We ask her about her views on the metaverse and discuss some of the legal challenges and regulation that the metaverse is facing for broader adoption in general and in particular with interoperability. She explains some of the issues that may arise in the metaverse such as avatar altercations, user data privacy and security, intellectual property, and ownership of property. She also tells us about web3 and digital assets like virtual land, which are transactions on a blockchain that may have legal implications for taxation, ownership, etc. Tune in to this informative conversation and learn more about the legal aspects of metaverse!

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