PUBG and 275 Chinese Apps That May Face India Ban Over Data Privacy Violation

Following the ban on 59 Chinese applications ultimate month, bringing up threats to statistics privateness, the authorities has now drawn up a list of some other 275 Chinese apps, to be examined for feasible violations of country wide security and consumer privacy.

The listing consists of famous gaming app PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), sponsored by way of Chinese internet organisation Tencent, brief video sharing application Zili, that is owned with the aid of phone-maker Xiaomi, AliExpress via ecommerce giant Alibaba, in addition to apps like Resso and ULike from TikTok-owner ByteDance.

The authorities may additionally ban all, some or none from the list,” a supply near the improvement told Economic Times.

In the latest past, Chinese apps were flagged for alleged violations of records privacy norms. Following the ban on fifty nine Chinese apps, such as famous ones such as ByteDance-owned TikTok and Alibaba-owned UC Browser, a number of the banned packages hinted at transferring their facts servers to India, to soothe the government’s issues over records safety violations.

Of those within the new listing of 275 Chinese apps to be scrutinised, PUBG finds its largest market in India, having generated about 175 Mn installs to this point or 24% of its global downloads, in keeping with App intelligence firm Sensor Tower estimates.