UK ICO wants to talk to Meta about child protection in VR

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Campaign group CCDH has already found multiple instances of child harrasment on VRChat
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Campaign group CCDH has already found multiple instances of child harrasment on VRChat

If the Oculus headset if found to break child safety rules, Meta could face a fine of up to four per cent of its annual global turnover

The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is seeking to talk with Mark Zuckerberg's Meta about the parental control features on its popular Oculus Quest 2 VR headset, looking for clarificati...

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