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S. Korea publishes metaverse moral principles

At a ministerial meeting on Monday, the South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT published a guideline of fundamental moral values for users and producers of metaverse applications.

The sincere identity, safe experiences, and sustainable prosperity, according to the science ministry, are the foundations of its metaverse policies.

Authenticity, autonomy, reciprocity, respect for privacy, fairness, data protection, inclusion, and responsibility for the future are the eight principles listed in the rules as the foundation for the organization’s basic values.

The science ministry urged participants to refer to the rules even if they are not enforceable by law.

According to South Korea’s research ministry, a number of problems have arisen in the metaverse, including the dissemination of pornographic material to children.

Multiple instances of sexual harassment or abuse of minors in metaverses have been recorded by South Korea.

Legislators in South Korea have proposed a number of changes to the country’s current sexual crime legislation in order to add sanctions for conduct involving virtual avatars.

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