[556A-8] Disclosure of other digital assets of deceased user. Unless the user prohibited disclosure of digital assets or the court directs otherwise, a custodian shall disclose to the personal representative of the estate of a deceased user a catalogue of electronic communications sent or received by the user and digital assets, other than the content of electronic communications, of the user, if the personal representative gives the custodian:

(1) A written request for disclosure in physical or electronic form;

(2) A certified copy of the death certificate of the user;

(3) A certified copy of the letter of appointment of the personal representative or a small estate affidavit or court order; and

(4) If requested by the custodian:

(A) A number, username, address, or other unique subscriber or account identifier assigned by the custodian to identify the user's account;

(B) Evidence linking the account to the user;

(C) An affidavit stating that disclosure of the user's digital assets is reasonably necessary for administration of the estate; or

(D) A finding by the court that:

(i) The user had a specific account with the custodian, identifiable by the information specified in subparagraph (A); or

(ii) Disclosure of the user's digital assets is reasonably necessary for administration of the estate. [L 2016, c 162, pt of 1]

 

 

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