As virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and artificial intelligence (AI) advance and establish the metaverse, many privacy issues are emerging. This blog post investigates some of the key privacy compliance issues presented within Metaverse and proposes privacy protection solutions for Metaverse products and services under development.
Metaverse refers to the fusion of digital space and physical space, allowing virtual experiences to be seamlessly integrated into real life. This includes hardware components such as headsets, phones and tablets, as well as software such as AR, VR, AI and virtual avatars. With the advent of more sophisticated hardware components, organizations developing and entering the Metaverse will be collecting large amounts of different types of data. This hardware collects personal information, location data, and general personal information expected of users, as well as eye movements, gait patterns, heart rate, and other physical behavioral information.
Metaverse biometric data
First, the collection and retention of data collected within the Metaverse must comply with biometrics. For example, CPRA’s proposed definition of biometric information includes much of the information collected by headsets, such as eye movements and gait patterns, increasing the legal risk of companies collecting this data.Other laws that apply specifically to biometric information, such as the acquisition or use of biometric information in Texas and the use of biometric information. Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, It imposes strict requirements on the collection of biometric data.
Metaverse minor data
Metaverse data collectors need to be careful when collecting information about their children. For example, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) enhances the protection of data about children under the age of 13. In a settlement with Weight Watchers this year, the FTC has taken seriously the COPPA violations and has announced that it will fine them $ 1.5 million and demand them. To remove personal information illegally collected from children under the age of 13 and to destroy algorithms derived from that data. If a company is instructed to discard an algorithm from accidentally acquired child data, it can affect the company’s product line, revenue, and customer base.
Companies that collect information about minors should include a clear and comprehensive description of how minor data is used in their privacy notices. Using easy-to-understand and easy-to-understand language is the key to both compliance and ensuring that your child’s data is safe. In addition, businesses must notify parents of information practices before retrieving data from children under the age of 13 and obtain verifiable parental consent for the use of such data. There are many ways to get parental consent, such as confirmation questions or using an online payment system. Parents also have the right to revoke their consent to use the data and delete the child’s data. When working with data for children under the age of 13, we find it useful to maintain a data subject request process that is specific to this type of access, revocation, and deletion.
Other ways to mitigate privacy risk
In addition to the specific concerns mentioned above, organizations developing for the Metaverse need to be proactive about privacy compliance. From the very beginning, privacy-by-design principles should be prioritized in order to increase customer trust and stay informed of privacy laws and regulations. The privacy-by-design principle focuses on creating algorithms and data flows that, by default, minimize data, protect privacy, and control users over data flows.
Second, enterprises need to implement and continually improve their data retention policies. Regulators suggest that data minimization will be an important factor in future privacy regulations. For example, the proposed US Data Privacy and Protection Act allows a company to “collect, process, or transfer data” unless it is “limited to what is reasonably necessary and proportional” to the provision or provision of a product or service. It specifically includes the provision that “must not be done”. Communication that the user “reasonably anticipates”. Organizations need to consider the types of information that they reasonably need (and do not need) to provide their products and services to their customers.
Third, companies need to be transparent about their data collection practices. Many unfair or deceptive business practice proceedings have focused on the lack of transparency in data usage between service providers and customers. Privacy compliance by taking steps to educate users about privacy choices, such as creating in-game privacy tutorials, and providing easy access to and understanding of information about data collection, retention, and sharing. Efforts to be demonstrated.
*** This is a syndicated blog for the Security Blogger Network. & Quot; Ask Aleada & quot; Blog-Aleada Consulting Author Aria Gennaro.. Read the original post: https://www.aleada.co/ask-aleada-blog/privacy-in-metaverse