Four ethical issues that arise when storing electronic information about individuals starts with informed consent, if the information will be harmful or not, respect for anonymity, and respect for privacy. Informed consent is a very big issue because the idea behind this is that the individual is informed about whatever information is being taken down, knowing that what they say is being taken down as notes, what they do might be recorded, and knowing the possible benefits and consequences of the recorded data. Second, knowing that if the information recorded would be harmful or not. It is not assured whether or not the outcome of the information will be of benefit or harm. Third, is respect for anonymity and confidentiality and that is where anonymity suggests that the individual cannot be linked to the recorded data, and if that is not the case then that is where confidentiality comes into play, it guarantees the individual privacy for what was recorded. The last of the four is respect for privacy. This ethical issue is typically protected under the fifth principle under the bill of rights. Understanding the privacy of an individual is essential because it is up to an individual whether they decide they would like the personal information shared or not.

In comparison to the US, the Chinese have been named the biggest cyber security risk towards the US. China’s biggest issues at the moment are currently security protection and vulnerabilities with cyber terrorism. China created this group called the cyber blue team to help protect china from cyber attacks. The US however is far more advanced than the chinese, due to how much money is put into cyber security programs, government agencies, security hacking units such as USCYBERCOM and USSTRATCOM.