Suppose you lost interest or had a life crisis of some kind and left WT for an extended period. Would you want your recent ancestors' profiles automatically orphaned and opened, without a responsible replacement manager standing by?
A person dead 70 years falls within the criteria allowing privacy restrictions. In such cases, the privacy setting falls to the sole discretion of the manager. The profile in question has a manager, who for whatever reason chose a privacy setting. WikiTree respects that choice until and unless other members demonstrate that the manager has abandoned his or her responsibilities. There's no way for WT to automate the decision to remove a manager, so we have a user-initiated process for removing the unresponsive ones. Most of the time, the member filing the request adopts the profile right away, so it goes open and unattended for only a very brief period. The new manager can make a new decision on the privacy setting. Not everyone has co-managers for all their managed profiles, but the Unresponsive Manager process provides for volunteer replacements.
So, thanks for volunteering!