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Florida Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

Legislature OKs digital assets measure

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Legislation that would protect one’s “digital assets” after death has been passed by the Florida Legislature. The bill (SB 494) now heads to Gov. Rick Scott‘s desk after the House passed it 116-0 Wednesday. The Senate previously approved it on a 36-0 vote. Under the bill, someone of a person’s choosing could have access to and control their financial accounts, social media and almost anything else the person has online after their death. Those include emails, text messages, online photographs, documents stored in the…

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Florida leads iAWFUL list with bill to end privacy rights after death

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Try as we might, there is no way to hide from two guarantees in life, death and taxes. In the digital age, Internet advocates say Florida lawmakers are taking on death, to make sure privacy rights die with you. NetChoice – a trade association of online businesses and consumers – today announced its latest Internet Advocates Watchlist of Ugly Laws (iAWFUL) list. iAWFUL features legislation from across the nation that seeks to limit online competition, innovation, and customer choice. This…

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