Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

At its recently completed 2014 annual meeting, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law approved the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act.  When enacted by the various states, the act will provide personal representatives of estates, agents under durable powers of attorney, guardians of incapacitated persons, and successor trustees with the same rights of access to electronic records as the decedent, principal, ward, or preceding trustee.

Update (2/21/2015):  Senate Bill 518, introduced on 2/20/2015, would enact the uniform act as Chapter 39 of Title 20 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (i.e., the PEF Code).  (Our table summarizing the status of estate and trust legislation introduced in the current session of the Pennsylvania legislature can be found here.)

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