Tech PUBG Mobile to store all its indian users data locally

PUBG Mobile to store all its indian users data locally

PUBG MobileOne of tremendously popular online multiplayer game in India PUBG Mobile planning to host all of its indian users data locally within the country as Government is seeking a probe into 275 Chinese backed apps including PUBG Mobile.

After banning 59 apps followed by 47 clone apps, Indian government is now running a scrutiny against 275 more apps including PUBG Mobile over user data privacy and national security issue.

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PUBG decision to revised their privacy policy of hosting user data on Indian servers is the company measure to abstain any potential ban in India.

“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 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 your information,” states the revised privacy policy.

“Third parties that provide services in support of the Game Services, including providers of cloud services that process or back up information identified in this privacy policy on their servers for the purpose of providing the Game Services (including the sharing of in-game photos on WeChat, Facebook, Vkontakte, QQ, Twitter, Google Play, Game Center or LINE (as applicable)), for the purpose of processing customer support ticket IDs and support communication, for the purpose of providing marketing and advertisements and monitor the success of our marketing and advertising programs, for the purpose of providing you with updates and information regarding the Game Services, for the purpose of arranging e-sports events, and payment processing services (including security and fraud detection). All companies providing services for us are prohibited from retaining, using, or disclosing your personal information for any purpose other than providing us with their services in support of the Game Services,” it adds.

With 50M downloads and 33M active users in India YTD, PUBG is classified as one of the unicorn mobile games in India by AppAnnie.

The game claims that all of the stored data is automatically deleted between 7 to 30 days after a user deletes their PUBG account, and data of inactive accounts will automatically delete after one year.

Aditya Raj
Writer & Co-founder of InfotOnline.

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