Battlegrounds Mobile India, aka the Indian version of PUBG Mobile, was transferring player data to servers in China according to an IGN India report. The game was allegedly sending data of BGMI gamers to a China Mobile Communications server, according to the report.
According to the report, the Chinese state-owned telecom operator owns the server to which data from BGMI gamers was transferred. BGMI also made links with Tencent servers, according to the report. According to IGN’s latest report, BGMI developers Krafton fixed the issue, and the game no longer transfers BGMI players’ data to Chinese data servers.
Krafton’s Statement On Battlegrounds Mobile India Data Transfer To China Servers
Although Krafton has acknowledged permitting Battlegrounds Mobile India to transfer certain data with other companies outside of India; it claims that it took user consent for data transfer from PUBG Mobile Global accounts. That gives the explanation since you have to accept a disclaimer while trying to transfer data from your PUBG Mobile Global account to BGMI. Proxima Beta Pte. Limited, situated in Singapore and controlled by Tencent Games, is in charge of your data transfer.
Meenakshi Lekhi (BJP Member), the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on India’s Data Protection Bill took notice of the issue. She also asked the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to investigate it. This is also when Krafton fixed the issue and simply stop data-sharing with China Mobile Communication Corporation. Although, the damage has already been done.
The announcement by Krafton is an attempt to improve the game’s reputation before its final release in India. Battlegrounds Mobile is now available to play on Android phones.