Battlegrounds Mobile India creator Krafton has released an official statement over recent data transfer concerns. The battle royale game was reported to be sending users' personal data to servers in China, including a Tencent server. PUBG Mobile was given permission to revive back in India as Battlegrounds Mobile India after it promised to cut ties with Tencent and invest over $100 million (roughly Rs. 740 crores) in the country. This data transfer issue to China servers has reportedly been fixed after a small update.
Krafton says it is fully aware of the recent worries over data handling in regard to Battlegrounds Mobile India Early Access test. The company said its taking the concerns raised very seriously and has taken immediate, concrete actions to address this issue. Krafton could be talking about the automatic small update that reportedly led to removal of Chinese servers from data sharing. Krafton also says that users' data is shared with third parties to enable specific features in the game.
“Thus, data shared to third parties are only to enable certain game features. In the meantime, Krafton will continue to closely monitor and protect any data being transferred to unexpected and restricted IP addresses prior to the official launch,” Krafton added.
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