Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) Admits to Data Sharing With Third Parties, But in Accordance to Privacy Policy

Indian govt has banned PUBG Mobiles last year over data security concerns.

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The Battleground Mobile India became available for download in the country last week under the pre-registration program. While we all were waiting for BGMI stable release for Android and iOS users, a report surfaced on the web claiming that Battlegrounds Mobile is sending some of the data to Chinese servers. The company soon cleared the air around, and said that it didn’t intend to share data with the Chinese servers, and cited it as a flaw. Now, Battlegrounds Mobile India, on its Discord server, said that it is sharing some data with third parties, but it is in accordance with the privacy policy. Krafton, in a message, on discord, said,

“With the hopes of convening with our fans in India soon in an official launch, KRAFTON has been tirelessly working on the Early Access test of BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA to offer a distinct battle royale experience in a safe and secure environment. And with privacy, player data safety, and protection being our top priority, KRAFTON is taking the concern raised very seriously and has taken immediate, concrete actions to address this issue.

Similar to other global mobile games and apps, BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA also uses third party solutions to provide unique game features. In the process of using these solutions, some game data was shared to third parties. BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA’s privacy policy fully discloses that the app may transfer some user data, with user’ consent to the privacy policy and choosing to migrate their accounts. No data has been shared in violation of the privacy policy.”

Several political leaders have been demanding a ban on the Battlegrounds Mobile India for the last few weeks. Recently, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) also wrote a letter to the Minister of Electronics and Information Technology  (MeitY), saying that the battle royale game is a threat to the security of Indians. You can head over to this post to check out 5 major differences between BGMI, and PUBG Mobiles.

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Arpit grew his liking for gadgets almost a decade back in 2011 while researching for his first smartphone. He started reporting on consumer tech in 2018 and has also worked with FoneArena in the past.