A court in Milan, Italy, ruled on the 10th that Apple should provide the parents of a car accident victim with the information stored in the deceased’s mobile phone.
This is the first time that Italy has issued such a judgment.
Before going to court, the deceased’s parents asked Apple for information, but they were refused.
Apple said that providing mobile phone information to the parents of the deceased would set a “precedent” and ultimately undermine the security of Apple’s devices.
In his judgment, the Italian judge said that Apple’s claim was “totally illegal”.
Apple’s Italian agency said it would not comment until the evaluation of the judgment was completed.
In March 2020, Carlo Costanza, a 25-year-old Italian chef, died in a car accident and his mobile phone was damaged.
He backed up mobile phone data on a virtual server before his lifetime, so Apple was able to obtain the data in his mobile phone.
Costanza’s parents want to obtain photos, videos and data of their son’s mobile phone as a souvenir.
They also wanted to get recipes that their son had stored in his phone to promote the related memorial project.