The Metaverse:

Policy Implications For A New Digital Frontier

October 2023

The metaverse has the potential to be a powerful force for good in the world, and revolutionize many aspects of our lives, from the way we work and learn to the way we socialize and entertain ourselves. However, it is important to be aware of the potential risks and challenges. Policymakers will need to work together with broader stakeholders to develop policies that, amongst others, promote competition, protect data privacy and security, update intellectual property laws, prevent harm and abuse, and ensure access and inclusion.

This white paper details a set of policy implications of the metaverse for the stakeholders, particularly for the policymakers, with an aim to understand how they can shape a human-centric, accessible, sustainable, and inclusive metaverse. It also explores some notable use cases of the metaverse, discussing both their potential and current limitations or challenges, and presenting some policy considerations associated with each use case.