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PUBG Mobile Updates Privacy Policy in India; Here’s What You Need to Know

PUBG Mobile Updates Privacy Policy in India

India’s government recently banned 59 Chinese apps like TikTok, ShareIt and CamScanner because of privacy violations. Eventually, it banned more 47 Chinese applications which were the lite or other versions of the previously blocked application. Now a report mentions a list of 275 Chinese applications that are to be examined and Tencent-backed PUBG Mobile is one of them. To most PUBG Mobile players, the news was really shocking.

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What You Need To Know About The New Privacy Policy

PUBG Mobile has revised its Indian user privacy policy, which claims that the data collected from Indian users will only be stored on Indian servers. The new privacy policy for Indian users is popped when you open the game. And the Indian players need to tap on Continue while other nationality players can tap on I am not a user in India.

Moreover, the new privacy policy states, “Our servers are located in India (in the case of users located in India only), Singapore, Hong Kong SAR and the United States. In addition, our support engineering and other teams are located in our offices around the world (including the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) (for the purpose of this privacy policy, this term excludes Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR), India (in the case of users located in India only), the United States and the Hong Kong SAR will have access to your information.” The company also explained that they use third parties to offer the best possible experience eg. cloud services for users’ data backup, support ticketing and fraud detection as well.

PUBG Mobile Updates Privacy Policy in India

This change can assure the Indian players that their data is not sent or sold in foreign rather it will be stored locally. However, there are no in-game changes so you can play the game like before.

What Information is stored by PUBG Mobile?

PUBG Mobile says, “You give us information about you when you register for the game (your nominated nickname, and information we import from your connected social media account (WeChat, Facebook, QQ, VKontakte, Twitter, Google Play, Game Center or Line) in order to set up your profile, including your name as it appears on your social media profile, your user ID and your profile picture). You also provide us with information when you set up your profile for the Game (including region location and information you voluntarily elect to provide in order to customise gameplay, such as gender) or your nickname when you log in as ‘guest’ in order to use the Game.”

The privacy policy further mentions that they automatically collect users’ data when you use Game Services such as open ID, IP address, device information (such as application version, battery level, Wi-Fi strength, available space, network type, OS version, platform, carrier, country code, series ID, Android ID, Mac and IDFV), registration time, login time, and information regarding your use of Game Services such as the date and time stamps of actions.

Though, despite this amendment, we can not even assume that the Indian government won’t scrutinize the application. But we should try to be positive because we must respect the decision of the government, as it will only be for our security.

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