On April 29, 2021, public opinions were sought on the Personal Information Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (Second Review Draft). As the first private information protection law in China, the Personal Information Protection Law will have a substantive impact on companies related to science, technology, and the internet. ZTE proactively collected internal opinions and held internal discussions. Finally, ZTE provided several rigorous, professional, and pragmatic legislative suggestions related to clarifying the scope of administration, and the approval process. ZTE played a positive role in promoting China’s first law dedicated to protecting personal information.
On April 29, 2021, the Data Security Law of the People's Republic of China (Second Draft Review) was officially published and opinions were sought from the public. This is the "basic law in the data security field" in China, and will have a substantive impact on data security management and trans-border movement of important data of enterprises in the communication industry. ZTE proactively organized internal interpretation efforts, collected comments, and held internal discussions. ZTE proposed multiple legislative suggestions related to clarifying competent authorities, approval rules, and the importance of trans-border data. On June 10, 2021, the law was officially approved with modifications extensively responding to public comments related to data security risk prevention, emergency handling of data security events, and trans-border data flows. The law adopted ZTE's suggestion of applying multiple methods to deal with trans-border data flows, making the provisions more in line with the daily data processing requirements of international enterprises.
In June 2021, ZTE participated in the fourth revision project of the Chinese Patent Law. After the State Intellectual Property Office initiated the drafting project for the fourth overall revision of the Patent Law, ZTE actively studied the draft of the revision, and participated in several discussions and special seminars organized by the State Intellectual Property Office and other organizations. ZTE proposed amendments to terms of strengthening administrative law enforcement, increasing statutory damages, introducing punitive damages, establishing open licenses, etc. Based on rich practical experience, ZTE supported the revision and improvement of the "Patent Law" so as to promote the modernization of China’s patent legal system and adapt to the development of the current judicial environment.
In May 2021, ZTE participated in the revision project of "Intellectual Property Policy of China Communications Standards Association (Trial)" organized by the China Communications Standards Association (CCSA) in Beijing. ZTE provided suggested amendments to the terms of patent disclosure, patent transfer, and jurisdiction, which were adopted by CCSA. ZTE will continue to help strengthen the domestic and international influence of the CCSA IPR policy, promote the further development of the domestic communications industry, and synchronize Chinese policies with relevant international policies.