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In the United Kingdom: A person has no authority to access an online account of a deceased relative, unless this has been agreed with the operator of the website (etc). If a Power of Attorney over the deceased's financial affairs existed, this ceases upon death. Using a person's login credentials without permission from the owner of the website would be a ...


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In the US, it depends first on what the state law is, and second what platform policy is. There is a law, the Revised Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, enacted in most states. Here is a summary of what that law does, and here is the version enacted by Washington. The Washington law makes an important distinction between the person's communications and ...


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