The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) recently wrote a letter to the government demanding a ban on Battlegrounds Mobile India and even asking Google to remove it from the Play Store.
Battlegrounds Mobile India producer Krafton has issued an official statement on the recent data transfer issue. This statement has been issued after receiving information that the personal data of users in the Battle Royale game was sent to servers installed in China (including Tencent servers).
PUBG Mobile has been brought to India as Battlegrounds Mobile India. PUBG Mobile was banned due to Chinese connections, after which Crafton promised to break ties with Tencent and invest more than $100 million (about Rs 740 crore) in the country. This problem of data transfer to servers in China has reportedly been fixed after a minor update.
Krafton says the company is fully aware of recent concerns over data handling in connection with the Battlegrounds Mobile India early access test. The company has said that it has taken this issue very seriously and has also taken immediate concrete steps to fix it. Krafton also says that users’ data is shared with third parties to enable certain services in the game.