Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM)


Gao Chang Xiang

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Name of Delegate: Gao Chang Xiang Name of Country: Republic of Cuba Name of Conference: Singapore Model United Nations(SMUN) Name of Committee: Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee(SOCHUM)

Topic A: The Magna Carta for the Internet The Magna Carta was signed by King John of England in 1215, even after 800 years it is still hailed as symbol of liberty and equality. Despite being an invention of nearly 30 years of age, the World Wide Web rapidly increased the connectivity, allowing for individuals to communicate with others across the globe, as well as have access to a wide range of information, breaking all geographical boundaries of the world. However the openness of the Internet creates windows of opportunities of cybercrime to occur because of the high levels of anonymity online. The dark web is especially useful for illegal transactions since such transactions are nearly impossible to track due to the obscurity of cryptomarkets and cryptocurrencies. Crimes that occurs include hacking, selling of illegal drugs and pornography, internet scams, money laundering, as well as intellectual rights violations. Cuba is a country with one of the lowest internet penetration rates, at 31% of the population in 2016, with most of them having access only to the country’s intranet. This is because of high costs, poor economy brought on by the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, as well as the embargo by the United States which resulted in outdated infrastructure still ...