Politician pushes for ban on India's PUBG replacement

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Jeffrey Rousseau

Indian legislator cautions game is a risk due to data privacy concerns and ties to Chinese companies

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Last week, Indian MLA Ninong Ering called for a ban on Battlegrounds Mobile India, the country-specific version of Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile.

Ering said in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted to Twitter, “If the game is allowed to re-launch, in that case, there is a very high potential of a breach of privacy and cybersecurity of our citizens, and all the other risks of addiction, harm, deaths that were seen with PUBG before.”

Last year, India banned more than 100

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