Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Karin Prangley (Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.) recently published an article entitled, War and PEAC in Digital Assets: The Providers' PEAC Act Wages War with UFADAA, 29 Probate & Property 4 (July/August 2015). Provided below is an abstract of the article:
The Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (UFADAA) is making its way through approximately 20 state legislatures this year. In nearly every one of these states, UFADAA is being met with strong resistance by some of the largest providers of electronic communications services to the public. But why are providers opposing an act that they helped draft? This article puts forward three arguments providers are using to justify resistance and examines them in depth while providing a comparison between the UFADAA and the provider sponsored Privacy Expectation Afterlife Choices Act (PEAC).