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Legal Challenges of the #Metaverse

  • Implications for the Criminal Justice System

Trier & Online, 23 March 2023 – 24 March 2023

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Area of law:

Cybercrime, Telecommunications Law


The Metaverse is a virtual space characterised by the interaction of physical and digital realities in a shared online system. Augmented reality, machine-learning and blockchain technology have made the Metaverse mainstream.

Business is investing heavily in the Metaverse. But how fast (and hard) will the Metaverse hit the criminal justice system? In a world where cybercrimes, phishing attacks, misuse of cryptocurrencies and cyberbullying are key challenges for EU legal practitioners, will our current criminal justice systems be effective in the Metaverse? How should values and rights from the physical world be translated and applied in this new reality?

This event will look into some of the key potential challenges and opportunities offered by the Metaverse. It will assess why these developments should be a matter of concern for the criminal justice system.

It is aimed at judges, lawyers, prosecutors and police investigators. There is little doubt that public-private cooperation will be key in this context.

Key topics

  • What the Metaverse is and what legal practitioners need to know
  • Personal data and privacy in the Metaverse
  • Metaverse and the cha(lle)nges for the criminal justice system
  • Safety and security in the Metaverse

Who should attend?

Lawyers in private practice, defence lawyers, in-house counsel, judges, prosecutors, law enforcement authorities, civil servants and policymakers active in the field of criminal law.

Hybrid format

If you cannot attend the conference in Trier, you can still join online!
You will be able to interact immediately and directly with our top-quality speakers and other participants.

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Important note
This is a hybrid event. You can participate either face-to-face in Trier or online and you can switch your participation method at no cost until one day before the event. Please note that payment by invoice must be made at the latest two days prior to the event.


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Overnight accommodation in Trier

There are special rates for ERA participants at three excellent hotels in Trier.


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