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


Enactment Status Map

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Legislative Tracking

2017 Introductions & Enactments
Alabama SB110/HB138 Ward/GivanIntroduced
Alaska SB16 / HB108 Hughes/ClamanIntroduced
Arkansas HB 2161 WhitakerIntroduced
District of Columbia 22-0199 AllenIntroduced
Iowa HF 262 HinsonIntroduced
Kansas SB 63  Introduced
Maine LD 846 CardoneIntroduced
Mississippi HB 849 LamarIntroduced
Missouri SB129/HB379 Dixon/PlocherIntroduced
Montana SB 118 McNallyIntroduced
Nevada AB 239  Introduced
New Hampshire SB 93  Introduced
New Jersey AB 3433 GreenwaldIntroduced
New Mexico SB 60 WirthIntroduced
North Dakota HB 1214 KleminIntroduced
Ohio HB 432 CuppEnacted
Rhode Island HB 5443 KnightIntroduced
South Dakota HB 1080 JohnsEnacted
Texas HB2158/SB1193 Parker/TaylorIntroduced
Utah HB 13 SnowEnacted
Vermont HB 152 LaLondeIntroduced
Virginia HB 1608 LeftwichEnacted
West Virginia SB 693 trumpIntroduced


Drafting History

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