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Re: Apple security rules leave inherited iPad useless, say sons
said by pauldenton:
the sons are the executors of the estate.......
Mr Grant became a co-executor of his mother Anthea Grants estate with his brother Patrick when she died from breast cancer at the age of 59 earlier this year.
...Then Apple made even more demands, asking the family to provide a court order to unlock their mothers tablet, invoking the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. The order, Mrs Grants family said, would cost an estimated £200 in solicitors fees and would represent what they described as a false economy ...
this actually raises a very serious issue - if Apple's terms are that everything in your Cloud dies with you, then one is leaving one's executors with an insurmountable problem if any necessary financial information is stored in the Cloud on an Apple device
Indeed, if that story is accurate, the problem involves Apple lawyers' interpretation of the Electronic Comm Privacy Act, and that might escalate the legal sanction required for release above that which normally attends the actions of an executor. It all depends on what's actually in that ECP Act. However, the £200 seems rather "salty" for what should be required... and I wonder if it's really an accurate reflection of what it would actually cost to get the court order. Also, a legal question is raised as to what TOS applies in a case like this - the one in force at the time of death, or a later one Apple issued.--
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