Politician pushes for ban on India's PUBG replacement
Indian legislator cautions game is a risk due to data privacy concerns and ties to Chinese companies
Last week, Indian MLA Ninong Ering called for a ban on Battlegrounds Mobile India, the country-specific version of Player Unknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile.
Ering said in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted to Twitter, "If the game is allowed to re-launch, in that case, there is a very high potential of a breach of privacy and cybersecurity of our citizens, and all the other risks of addiction, harm, deaths that were seen with PUBG before."
Last year, India banned more than 100 apps with ties to China including PUBG Mobile citing privacy concerns.
In September, Krafton announced plans to release an India-specific version of the game in response to the ban.
"In the event of transfer to another country or region, we will take steps to ensure that your information receives the same level of protection as if it remained in India."
Ering called Krafton's planned re-release "a mere illusion and a trick."