Tech Shift: The Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
A generation ago, files were stored in cabinets, photos were stored in albums, and mail was delivered by a human being. In our modern era, we are more likely to use the internet to communicate and store our information. The Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act is a huge legal update for the internet age. The act ensures that account-holders retain control of their digital property and can plan for its ultimate disposition after their death. Ben Orzeske, legislative counsel for the Uniform Law Commission, explains how the act works.