With ban looming, PUBG Mobile updates its Privacy Policy for Indian users
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With ban looming, PUBG Mobile updates its Privacy Policy for Indian users

Shrey Pacheco   Jul 30, 2020

PUBG Mobile recently updated its Privacy Policy specifically for India and Indian users. While it has not been explicitly stated, it is quite possible that the change in policy is to help avoid a ban in the country. The past month saw the Indian Government take a stand against Chinese apps like TikTok and ShareIt by banning 59 of them. However, one notable exception in that list was PUBG Mobile as popular battle royale game somehow managed to fly under the radar. However, reports suggest that the government is planning another wave of bannings and this time around, the game may not be so lucky. Which would explain the change in policy. 

The most notable change in the policy seems to be in the ‘where do we process your information’ section. Here, the developers note that the game’s servers are located in India in the case of Indian users. Further adding that the game’s support, engineering and other teams are located in Tencent’s office in India in the case of Indian users will have access to player information.

PUBG Mobile updates its Privacy Policy for Indian users

The Privacy Policy now 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 Hong Kong SAR will have access to player information.”   

It is still not yet known if the Indian Government will ban PUBG Mobile or not considering the game’s slightly confusing origins. However, if they do end up banning it, you may want to click here and check out some notable battle royale alternatives. If you’re looking for alternatives to the 59 apps that were initially banned, check this out.

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Shrey Pacheco

Writer, gamer, and hater of public transport.

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