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

2018 Introductions & Enactments
District of Columbia 22-0199 AllenIntroduced
Georgia SB 301 KennedyEnacted
Maine LD 846 CardoneEnacted
Missouri HB 1250 PlocherEnacted
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 TrumpEnacted


Drafting History

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