This announcement comes soon after a number of reports mentioned the game in the list of 275 apps which were rounded up after the Indian government banned 47 more Chinese apps which were basically Lite versions of the earlier banned apps.
Recently, the Indian government banned a total of 59 Chinese made apps including the popular TikTok video-sharing app, Vigo, Helo, and more. Recently, 47 more apps were banned with 275 apps rounded up for scrutiny.
PUBG Mobile has extensively explained what kind of data they have access to and why do they need it. While your social media or Google account is required to sign-into the game, users the company can automatically collect certain data from you when you use the Game Services, namely your open ID, IP address, device information (such as application version, battery level, WiFi strength, available space, network type, OS version, platform, carrier, country code, series ID, Android ID, MAC and IDFV), registration time, login time, and information regarding your use of the Game Services, such as date and time stamps of actions.
Notably, the company also says that the information can get shared with third-party services on the basis of no further disclosure.