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Widow Wins Battle With Apple Over Deceased Husband's Password

Fox News

January 20, 2016

Fox News - A widow in Canada has won her battle with Apple after the tech giant demanded that she get a court order to obtain her deceased husband’s Apple ID password.

Dealing with a deceased person's digital assets is a growing problem, according to Gerry Beyer, the Governor Preston E. Smith Regents Professor of Law at Texas Tech University School of Law. "It's huge, this is one of the hottest issues in estate planning and administration today," he told FoxNews.com. "I have dozens of anecdotal stories of similar problems in the U.S. – this is a type of property that, 20 years ago, wasn't an issue."

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