After discussing what the Metaverse is and its possible uses by providers of legal and other services, we look at an array of legal issues that should be considered by lawyers and their clients operating in the Metaverse or contemplating doing so. Issues discussed include privacy rights of users of Metaverse platforms, data security, moderation of content, preservation of data for litigation, e-discovery implications such as what information is discoverable and access to user communications, and ethical considerations for lawyers.

Alan Kaplinsky, Ballard Spahr Senior Counsel, hosts the conversation joined by Phil Yannella, Co-Practice Leader of the firm’s Privacy and Data Security Group.