The “metaverse” is no longer a far-off concept in Sci-Fi novels. With this new reality, here are four evolving areas to watch as online platforms grapple with new and growing abuse vectors and the new phase of accountability.
Bills signed into law by the California governor Gavin Newsom include creating reporting systems for excessive force, instituting accountability protocols for police officers who break the law and regulating the use of military equipment in policing.
University of Utah Police are now using body-worn cameras to promote accountability; increase public trust; provide supportive documentation for complaints, investigations and prosecutions; and improve training opportunities.
The City of Akron Ohio has just passed a law that requires body camera surveillance footage to be made available to the public within seven days if a police officer uses deadly force or causes great bodily harm to an individual.