Tech Policy Trends 2023 | The Metaverse: exploring its regulatory future

Tech Policy Trends 2023 | The Metaverse: exploring its regulatory future

The metaverse presents a unique challenge for governments and regulators. How do you legislate for an idea that is so hard to define and whose future remains so uncertain? Some authorities have welcomed the technology’s potential with open arms in an attempt to establish themselves as hubs for innovation. Others have shown greater caution, holding their ground and biding their time to wait and see how the sector evolves elsewhere. 

As metaverse ecosystems become increasingly intertwined with retail, healthcare, and education, not to mention the proliferation of platforms targeted specifically at children, 2023 is the year where lines will have to be drawn. But where, and by whom? 

Access Partnership’s Tech Policy Trends report can help provide the answers. In this year’s edition, we have focused on exploring the metaverse’s regulatory future, identifying the need for various cross-cutting best practice guidelines that account for the breadth of the technology’s reach and the scale of the threats it can pose across inclusion, moderation, and cybercrime. 

That’s not all, though. Our global expertise across government relations, policy analysis, and compliance and licensing means we can break down the regional implications of different iterations of the metaverse on a country-by-country basis, from the use of digital twins in complex mining operations to the deployment of private 5G networks using mid-band spectrum in areas of established economic interest. 

As the world’s leading technology policy consultancy, Access Partnership operates at the heart of debates on how the metaverse should and will evolve. Our Metaverse Policy Lab is proof of our commitment to providing informed, unbiased perspectives on the future of this sector, as well as our authority in this area. 

To find out what mechanisms metaverse developers and policymakers are focusing on this year, how corporations plan to amend their metaverse strategies, and which use cases are most likely to sway public opinion, read our report in full. 

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