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State of Connecticut, An Act Concerning Access to Decendents' Electronic Mail Accounts, Pub. Act No. 05-136 (June 24, 2005) (full-text).


The Act provides:

(b) [a]n electronic mail service provider shall provide, to the executor or administrator of the estate of a deceased person who was domiciled in this state at the time of his or her death, access to or copies of the contents of the electronic mail account of such deceased person upon receipt by the electronic mail service provider of: (1) A written request for such access or copies made by such executor or administrator, accompanied by a copy of the death certificate and a certified copy of the certificate of appointment as executor or administrator; or (2) an order of the court of probate that by law has jurisdiction of the estate of such deceased person.

(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require an electronic mail service provider to disclose any information in violation of any applicable federal law.