Battlegrounds Mobile India reportedly sends data to servers in China: Report

To remember, one of the main reasons why PUBG Mobile was banned was because of its Chinese connections. The Indian government felt that too much information was being sent back to servers in China and as such was playing a bit of a security risk. To ensure that the same does not happen, PUBG’s parent company, Krafton Inc., made a pretty big deal to cut its Chinese ties before launching Battlegrounds Mobile India. However, a report from IGN India seems to suggest that some data is still being collected and sent to servers in China.

The publication notes that readers had contacted and stated that data was sent and received by the game from China Mobile Communications servers in China as well as Microsoft Azure servers in India and Russia. IGN India said it was able to replicate these claims by using a data packet sniffer app on its Android phone to check where data was being sent.

The report notes that one of the servers where the data was sent was powered by China Mobile Communication and the server was located in Beijing. It also notes that device data was sent to this particular server. Additionally, the publication’s sources also note that Battlegrounds Mobile India is also pinging a Tencent server in Beijing.

Digit has contacted Krafton Inc. for a comment and will update this piece when we get a response.

To recall, Krafton had severed ties with PUBG Mobile’s developer, Tencent, in India following the game’s ban in the country. Instead, the game’s parent company decided to release the game itself in India. Krafton had announced that it would work with Microsoft to ensure the protection of personal data through Azure. The company noted that Azure offered state-of-the-art security and the most comprehensive set of compliance offerings from any cloud service provider. It also noted that all data collection and storage will be in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in India. Krafton originally planned to launch the game as PUBG Mobile India around November last year. But things did not work out now. But now the game has finally been released as Battlegrounds Mobile India.


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