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PSN Users: Get Your Free ID Protection Now

Not too long ago, Sony detailed its protection program for PSN and Qriocity users affected by the April 19 breach that saw the personal data of 77 million users stolen. The company announced that it would be covering the cost of 12 months of Debix’s AllClear ID PLUS identity protection program for every PSN and Qriocity user in the United States. This week, the company started the process of assigning users activation codes for the program.

"Starting today, PlayStation Network and Qriocity account holders in the United States can begin the enrollment process for the identity theft protection program by visiting," Patrick Seybold wrote on the PSN blog. "We are also notifying customers of the enrollment landing page via email, which you will receive in your inbox this week."

Enrollment in the program includes cyber monitoring and surveillance to detect the exposure of your personal information, including the monitoring of criminal websites and data recovered by law enforcement agencies. If your data is discovered by Debix, they’ll contact you by phone and email to advise you on what steps to take. You’ll also gain access to the licensed private investigators and identity restoration specialists Debix has on staff and be covered by a $1 million identity theft insurance policy.

Be advised that the cut-off date for redeeming your free year of coverage is June 28. You won’t be able to sign up after at 11:59:59 pm (CST) on 06/28/2011.