INTERPOL Launches Metaverse.
The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), which helps police worldwide collaborate and fight crime, is introducing Metaverse, a program for law enforcement.
According to a press release that was sent out on October 20, INTERPOL made the announcement at its 90th General Assembly in New Delhi.
Registered users will be able to tour the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, France utilizing INTERPOL Metaverse. In addition, the new technology, accessible via virtual reality headsets, enables users to communicate with other officers and participate in immersive training classes.
Secretary General Jürgen Stock stated during the unveiling of the INTERPOL Launches Metaverse:
“For many, the Metaverse seems to herald an abstract future, but the challenges it presents are those that have always inspired INTERPOL—supporting our member countries to fight crime and keeping the world, virtual or not, safer for its inhabitants. Despite entering a new realm, our devotion remains the same.
In addition, Stock underlined that Metaverse is made available via the INTERPOL Secure Cloud.
The increasing number of dangerous actors on Metaverse prompted INTERPOL’s decision to launch its own Metaverse, the organization stated.
“Criminals are already starting to exploit the Metaverse. The World Economic Forum <…> has warned that social engineering scams, violent extremism, and misinformation could be particular challenges.
As Metaverse interest rises, INTERPOL expects more “crimes against children, data theft, money laundering, financial fraud, counterfeiting, ransomware, phishing, and sexual assault and harassment.”
A separate debate says that INTERPOL wants to make a Metverse Expert Group to make sure the Metaverse is safe.
This week, INTERPOL said that it would help countries by setting up a crypto-crime unit in Singapore.