Battlegrounds Mobile India open beta early access is now live from 17 June, and it has crossed over 5 million downloads. However, the game’s final version is not yet rolled out, but everyone is playing the open beta version.
However, there are reports that the BGMI (Battlegrounds Mobile India) users’ data are sent to servers outside India. It is said that the data is sent to servers in China, Hong Kong, the US, and Moscow.
Battlegrounds Mobile India Sends Data to China Server, CAIT ask for Ban
If you remember, the PUBG Mobile was banned by the Indian government due to security reasons. After the ban, Krafton broke ties with a Chinese company Tencent. Then, the developers started testing an alternative version, and they released Battlegrounds Mobile India.
The company says,
“while personal information will be stored and processed on servers located in India and Singapore, in the event that it has to transfer it to another country or region, Krafton will “take steps to ensure that your information receives the same level of protection as if it remained in India.”
According to IGN India, the data of BGMI APK was sent to other regions, including China. The data was sent to China Mobile communications servers in Beijing, Proxima Beta that is run by Tencent in Hong Kong, and Microsoft Azure servers in Mumbai, Moscow, and the US.
However, CAIT has demanded to ban Battlegrounds Mobile India, as it is a threat to Indian security and it is harmful to young generations. It also asked the search giant Google not to allow the game on Play Store.
Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has written a letter to the Union IT and Communication Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
No one can circumvent India’s law. Must known to #battlegroundmobileindia which is nothing but another version of #PUBG .@CAITIndia urge Shri @rsprasad to take immediate note & ban #battlegroundmobile & @GoogleIndia not to allow use of its play store @Suhelseth @indiantweeter pic.twitter.com/30Jl7pdV2z
— Praveen Khandelwal (@praveendel) June 18, 2021
According to CAIT, the data is sent out of India, which is no applicable by Indian law. Moreover, the rebranded version BGMI has many features from PUBG Mobile, which was banned last year in September.
The final version of the game is not yet released, and the problems have already started. Stay tuned to us to know what happens with BGMI.