Sony Offers Free PlayStation Identity Protection

If you fear for your personal data after the PSN hack, Sony is extending a helping hand.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


Let’s start this off with a question: are you afraid that the recent PlayStation Network hack has compromised personal information like your name, address and credit cards details? Well, firstly, you’re not alone. That’s why Sony has opened up their arms and are offering free identity protection to all PSN and Qriocity members.

Registration has begun for a free year-long membership to AllClear ID Identity Theft Protection, courtesy of Sony. At no extra charge, people who choose to enroll will have their personal information watched like a hawk by expert fraud investigators, as well as receive comprehensive identity theft insurance coverage.

Sony has provided an official description of the AllClear ID ITP service on their official site, which I’ve reposted below:

“AllClear ID PLUS is a premium identity protection service that uses advanced technology to deliver alerts to help keep you safe. The service also provides identity theft insurance coverage and hands-on help from expert fraud investigators. Sony has arranged, at no charge to eligible PlayStation Network and Qriocity account holders, for twelve months of this service to be provided by Debix to those who choose to enroll.”

Honestly, you have nothing to lose by enrolling in the service. It’s free and it will let you rest easy knowing that your sensitive information is held down like Fort Knox. Just head over to the official Sony website to begin the registration process.