The future of personal data in the Metaverse – New paper by Bolognini and Carpenelli (IIP)

Rome – April 5, 2022 – On the occasion of the Privacy Symposium in Venice, an Italian Institute for Privacy and Data Valorisation’s new open access paper has just been published:The future of personal data in the Metaverse“. It relates to the complex aspects of the protection of rights, freedoms and personal data in the Metaverse.

This thought-provoking legal study deals with intriguing questions of high interest for the future of digital regulation, such as: What is the nature of human characteristics’ data?How should we consider inferred data?  How to legitimise personal data processing in the Metaverse?  The study also analyses possible “augmented impacts” on individuals, aiming to frame, from a brand new juridical perspective, secondary uses and data sharing in the Metaverse. Finally, a reflection on the potential bright side, focusing on “augmented rights” which could be enabled by virtual and augmented reality, unlocking the value of the Metaverse.

Co-authors of this paper are Luca Bolognini, President of the Italian Institute for Privacy and Data Valorisation (Istituto Italiano per la Privacy e la Valorizzazione dei Dati – IIP – Rome – Italy) and Marco Emanuele Carpenelli, Fellow of the IIP.

You can download the open access paper here:

The future of personal data in the Metaverse 

DOI 10.5281/zenodo.6413046

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