Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Revised (2015)


A fiduciary is a person appointed to manage the property of another person, subject to strict duties to act in the other person’s best interest. Common types of fiduciaries include executors of a decedent’s estate, trustees, conservators, and agents under a power of attorney. This act extends the traditional power of a fiduciary to manage tangible property to include management of a person’s digital assets. The act allows fiduciaries to manage digital property like computer files, web domains, and virtual currency, but restricts a fiduciary’s access to electronic communications such as email, text messages, and social media accounts unless the original user consented in a will, trust, power of attorney, or other record.

Staff Contact

Benjamin Orzeske borzeske@uniformlaws.org


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Legislative Tracking

2017 Introductions & Enactments
Alaska SB 16 HughesIntroduced
Mississippi HB351 / HB849 TullosIntroduced
Missouri SB129/HB379 Dixon/PlocherIntroduced
Montana SB 118 McNallyIntroduced
New Jersey AB 3433 GreenwaldIntroduced
New Mexico SB 60 WirthIntroduced
North Dakota HB 1214 KleminIntroduced
Ohio HB 432 CuppEnacted
Utah HB 13 SnowIntroduced
Virginia SB903/HB1608 Obenshain/LeftwichIntroduced


Drafting History

Origin: Completed by the Uniform Law Commission in 2014 and Revised in 2015.
Committee/Resources: Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets