As more enterprises, including law firms, are venturing onto the metaverse, these virtual worlds, and the potential evidence they host, are likely to be dragged into litigation. But despite e-discovery attorneys’ experiences adapting to collaborative platforms and text messaging apps, many expressed concern that the metaverse is a “Wild West” that introduces new technical challenges, potential data issues and jurisdiction complications.

While no one knows how widely the metaverse will be adopted by companies or their employees, e-discovery attorneys said it could significantly impact the discovery process.