Title 33
Probate Practice and Procedure

Chapter 27.1
Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

R.I. Gen. Laws 33-27.1-4



 33-27.1-4.  User direction for disclosure of digital assets.


(a) A user may use an online tool to direct the custodian to disclose to a designated recipient or not disclose some or all of the user's digital assets, including the content of electronic communications. If the online tool allows the user to modify or delete a direction at all times, a direction regarding disclosure using an online tool overrides a contrary direction by the user in a will, trust, power of attorney, or other record.

(b) If a user has not used an online tool to give direction under subsection (a) or if the custodian has not provided an online tool, the user may allow or prohibit in a will, trust, power of attorney, or other record, disclosure to a fiduciary of some or all of the user's digital assets, including the content of electronic communications sent or received by the user.

(c) A user's direction under subsection (a) or (b) overrides a contrary provision in a terms-of-service agreement that does not require the user to act affirmatively and distinctly from the user's assent to the terms of service.

History of Section.
P.L. 2019, ch. 200, 2; P.L. 2019, ch. 262, 2.