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Nizamabad MP Arvind Dharampuri requests IT Minister to examine Data Security Issues of Battlegrounds Mobile India

Dharampuri said that he has received multiple representations against the game and the issues put forth by these are of serious nature and need to be examined by the government

Nizamabad MP Arvind Dharampuri requests IT Minister to examine Data Security Issues of Battlegrounds Mobile India

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Jun 2021 1:28 PM GMT

New Delhi: Nizamabad MP Arvind Dharampuri has requested IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in a letter some recommendations against the launch of Battlegrounds Mobile India. Dharampuri said that he has received multiple representations against the game and the issues put forth by these are of serious nature and need to be examined by the government.

As he received a representation, Krafton, which is controlled by the Chinese company Tencent, is relaunching PUBG in India and has stated that it will store the data for this game in Singapore and India. It also stated that a peculiar clause for international data transfers to operate the game service and meet legal requirements.

The representation stated that the terms of service of the game will be interpreted and governed by the laws of the Republic of Korea and all lawsuits related to the terms of the game are governed by the laws of the Republic of Korea.

It is to be mentioned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed the need to support India's emerging gaming industry, along with the development of games that are based on Indian culture and history. He has also emphasized the need to conduct hackathons for online games, to reflect Indian ethos and values.

According to the reports, there are some foreign companies backed by Chinese investments and with close ties to Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which are trying to capture the data of Indian citizens. As a result, last year, the Government of India had banned over 200 applications from China, which are now trying to enter the Indian market with the help of Indian companies.

The game is being marketed as an Indian game, developed only for India, can be played only by users in India, will be hosted on servers in Singapore and India. Given the huge Tencent stake in Krafton, it will be contractually bound to transfer this data and Dharampuri has requested the IT Minister to ask Krafton to share its investment and shareholder agreement with Tencent for government scrutiny and to dispel this suspicion.

Meanwhile, multiple public representatives including Arunachal MLA Ninong Ering and others have asked for a ban on the relaunch of the game.

Also Read: Pre-registrations for PUBG's Indian version live on Play Store

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