Will The Update In Privacy Policy Stop PUBG Ban including 275 Chinese Apps

Will Pubg Ban?

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On June 29, our government banned a variety of applications which includes popular Chinese apps such as TikTok, WeChat, Cam Scanner, etc.

On July 2, China had called India’s move to ban 59 Chinese-origin mobile apps a violation of World Trade Organization rules. China’s Ministry of Commerce spokesperson Gao Feng had said that Beijing hopes New Delhi would correct its “discriminatory actions” against Chinese companies immediately.

Developed by China's Tencent Games-owned LightSpeed and Quantum Studio. Published by PUBG Corporation, which is a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Blue hole. However, PUBG Mobile was created in a collaboration between PUBG Corporation and Shenzhen-headquartered Tencent Games. The battle royale game has received 17.5 crore installs from India which makes it the largest market, according to app intelligence firm Sensor Tower estimates 24% of the total downloads. 

It is noteworthy that the PUBG IP is owned by PUBG Corp, which is part of Krafton Game Union, a South Korea-based holding company. I mean it's not a Chinese app.

What's the New Privacy Policy Update ?

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The new privacy policy states that the information won’t leave out of the Indian servers. You would also have access to the erasure of your personal data used for the app by contacting PUBG Mobile officials. 

You need to sign in with a social account to play the game.the company can automatically collect certain data from you when you use the Game Services, such as your IP address, open ID, 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.

The game developers are trying to do their best to keep the business running. But it still doesn’t guarantee on any ban or not.

Is PUBG safe?

China’s has a data-sharing norm that requires companies of Chinese-origin to share data with the home country, irrespective of where they operate.

The cybersecurity experts have claimed that the PUBG app can steal personal data of the users and can leak it to the Chinese government since the 'engine' behind the game is based in China. Government officials must avoid their data to be stolen.

China criticized the ban, saying it was “strongly concerned” about the ban.

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