While we still do not know for sure if PUBG Mobile is on the list of the 275 apps the government is currently scrutinising, there have been several reports stating that it is. The policy change for India follows these reports.
PUBG Mobile stated that they use third parties when it comes to sharing information so as users get the best possible experience from cloud services for backup, fraud detection and support ticketing. The company added that these third-party service providers work on providing support for Game Services (like sharing in-game photos), for processing customer support ticket IDs and support communication, marketing and advertisements, updates and information for Game Services, to arrange e-sports events and payment processes, security and fraud detection etc.
The company added that all the other service providers are prohibited from retaining, using and disclosing any personal information of users for any purpose other than to provide the company their services as support. And these other parties include companies that are within the Tencent corporate group, regulators, judicial authorities and law enforcement agencies etc.
So, what changes for PUBG Mobile players in India?
Largely it means that data is not being sent overseas and is stored right in the country. It is also not being sold to third parties for any purpose.
Otherwise, nothing else changes for players here – you can keep playing as you were.
What personal data does PUBG Mobile store?
You can read the entire policy here.
Most importantly, PUBG Mobile has stated that user data is stored anywhere seven to 30 days until after your account has been deleted. If you don’t opt for account deletion, then your data will be stored for a year before being automatically deleted.
Source: Hindustan Times