PUBG Mobile just changed their privacy policy for India; here's what that means for the players

PUBG Mobile just changed their privacy policy for India; here's what that means for the players

A list of 275 apps have come under the government’s radar for scrutiny and the 47 banned are mostly lite clones of the 59 apps the government banned late in June this year.

With this in mind, PUBG Mobile, a chinese app/game has updated its privacy policy to comply with the rules as laid down by the Indian government. Here's what that means for players of the game.

All Indian users' data is stored locally

The privacy policy for India for PUBG Mobile is a revised one that states that the data procured from Indian users will be stored on servers located in India. The company has also mentioned that they have a support team, engineering team etc in India.

The revised policy states that PUBG Mobile servers are located in India for users here and in Singapore, Hong Kong SAR and the US.

Their support, engineering and other teams are located in their offices globally including the People’s Republic of China (PRC), India (for users here), US and Hong Kong SAR who will have access to user information.

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.

You can read the entire policy here.

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.

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