BGMI, the most popular BR game in India, was recently banned by the government under the Section 69(A) of IT Act. Sources close to TalkEsport stated that this ban order is concerned with data privacy issues and BGMI’s links with China.
The ban was put into action last week as BGMI was removed from Google Play as well as Apple App Store. TalkEsport was the first to break the news of BGMI ban in India and Krafton being in contact with the officials to resolve this issue. A report by Reuters soon confirmed it and mentioned that the game was banned under IT Act Section 69(A).
Indian government blocked the access to BGMI under the Section 69(A) of IT Act. Our preliminary report disclosed that the authorities have concerns over data migration policies and its Chinese connections. The official action was taken soon and Krafton has been working with the authorities since then to bring the game back in India.
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The BGMI makers, Krafton Inc., is given a time of 14 days by the authorities to prove their innocence. Sources close to TalkEsport disclosed that Krafton is in the process of providing evidence that clears the data privacy issues and its links with China.
These are the developments that took place so far and neither parties have disclosed any further information yet. The final verdict about this matter is expected to come next week and until then, this ban order is interim, meaning that it could be reverted or made permanent.
So far, the BGMI ban has not been permanent but the officials will decide the case verdict based on the evidence provided by Krafton that will prove that BGMI has no Chinese connections and its data policies are foolproof. The official notice is expected to come by next weekend.
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