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521A.08 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 catalog of electronic communications sent or received by the user and digital assets, other than the content of electronic communications, of the user if the 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 representative, court order, or Affidavit of Collection of Personal Property executed under section 524.3-1201; and

(4) if requested by the custodian:

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

(ii) evidence linking the account to the user;

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

(iv) a finding by the court that:

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

(B) disclosure of the user's digital assets is reasonably necessary for administration of the estate.