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PUBG Mobile will no longer be developed by Tencent in India but experts say that may not be enough

September 08, 2020

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Corporation is breaking ties with Tencent to develop the mobile version of its battle royale game in-house after Indian banned the game and 117 other mobile apps last week.

Siddharth Mahajan, Partner, Athena Legal while speaking to Business Insider India on this issue, shared that, National security considerations make overturning of the ban under 69A of the IT Act rather difficult. However, with a change of ownership, the South Korean owner will have a better chance of convincing the committee set up by the government to look into the ban that they comply with government-mandated data safety laws and data of Indians is not at risk anymore.

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