Krafton to Take "Immediate, Concrete Measures" to Address BGMI's Data Handling Concerns
Here's the official statement released by Krafton in response to BGMI's data handling concerns.
The Early Access version of Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) has been under the scanner after several reports and allegations emerged, indicating that the game was transferring data to foreign countries. . Following this, Krafton released a statement where it said that it is fully aware of the recent concerns over BGMI’s data handling, was taking them very seriously, and had taken "immediate, concrete measures" to address them. Additionally, the company said that it is working to fully comply with Indian laws and regulations prior to the launch of its new mobile Battle Royale.
You can read Krafton's full statement regarding BGMI’s data handling concerns below.
Krafton's Official Statement on BGMI's Data Transfer Concerns
Krafton stated that it was adhering to the industry's strictest security standards and is working hard to make sure there are no shortcomings throughout the Early Access testing period, in advance of the official release of Battlegrounds Mobile India.
The South Korean company also addressed recent reports of data being transferred to IP addresses in foreign countries by stating that the “data shared to third parties are only to enable certain game features”.
“With privacy, player data safety and protection being our top priority, KRAFTON is taking the concerns raised very seriously and has taken immediate, concrete actions to address this issue,” the company added.
Moreover, Krafton has committed to closely monitoring and protecting any data transferred to unexpected and restricted IP addresses before Battlegrounds Mobile India is officially launched.
The road to BGMI’s official launch has not been smooth with . Earlier in June 2021, with users requesting the Indian Government to suspend Battlegrounds Mobile India's launch.
However, , an assistant professor at JNU affirmed that the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) will not preemptively ban the game before its launch and that it would only be banned upon release if it infringed on the sovereignty and integrity of India as per law.