Indian Official Sees The Same Problem With New PUBG As With Old PUBG

Indian MLA Ninong Ering recently called for a ban on Battlegrounds Mobile India, the  country-specific version of Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile.

A letter that Ering wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter said the game re-launching will highly likely lead to a breach of privacy and cybersecurity of our citizens, and there will be the same risks of addiction and harm as those associated with PUBG.

In 2021, India banned more than 100 apps with ties to China, including PUBG Mobile.

Krafton announced plans to release an India-specific version of the game in response to the ban in September 2020.

Its handling of Indian citizens’ data and its privacy policy concerned Ering.

The privacy policy of Battlegrounds Mobile India regarding international data transfer states that personal information will be kept on servers within India and Singapore, although, “We may transfer your data to other countries and/or regions to operate the game service and/or to meet legal requirements.”.

We will ensure that your information is properly protected if it is transferred to another country or region.

Ering called Krafton’s planned re-release “an illusion.”

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