"PUBG may not Ban in India" - Few Reasons Behind This
The government is considering a ban on the PUBG over data security concerns.
New Reports suggesting a ban on 275 apps have started to surface online a month after the Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps, including popular ones like TikTok, UC Browser, on citing data security concerns.
The 47 apps that have been banned by the latest decision of the government were operating as the clones of the 59 apps that were banned last month, according to a tweet posted by DD News. A report by India Today TV, citing government sources, said that the government had also prepared a list of over 250 apps that would be examined for any user privacy or national security violations.
The government communication underlined that apps were banned in exercise of the sovereign powers and Section 69A of the Information Technology Act.
While issue the June 29 order, the IT Ministry had stated that it had received numerous complaints against 59 mobile apps, including several on misuse of the apps available on Android and iOS platforms for "stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users' data in an unauthorised manner to servers which have locations outside India".
The IT ministry had stated that the apps were " engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state, and public order. "
The government is considering a ban on the battle royale format game over data security concerns. Several apps have been on the radar lately owing to alleged data-sharing practices with the Chinese government.
PUBG has been subject to heavy criticism several times in the past but for a different reason. After receiving several complaints from parents and guardians, some state governments across the nation put a temporary ban on the gaming app for its addictive nature that had a psychological impact on players, especially youngsters.