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Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Revised (2015)

Description

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

 

Enactment Status Map

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Legislative Tracking

2018 Introductions & Enactments
StateBillSponsorStatus
District of Columbia 22-0199 AllenIntroduced
Georgia SB 301 KennedyIntroduced
Kentucky SB 194 WesterfieldIntroduced
Maine LD 846 CardoneIntroduced
Missouri HB1250/SB909 Plocher/DixonIntroduced
New Hampshire SB 93  Introduced
Oklahoma SB 1003 DuggarIntroduced
Pennsylvania SB 827 KillionIntroduced
Rhode Island HB 7447 KnightIntroduced
U.S. Virgin Islands 32-0132 FordeEnacted
West Virginia SB 102 TrumpIntroduced

 

Drafting History

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