2018 Code of Virginia
Title 64.2 - Wills, Trusts, and Fiduciaries
Chapter 1 - Definitions and General Provisions
§ 64.2-122. Disclosure of other digital assets of deceased user

Universal Citation: VA Code § 64.2-122 (2018)

Unless the user prohibited disclosure of digital assets or the court directs otherwise, a custodian shall disclose to the personal representative of the estate of a deceased user a catalog of electronic communications sent or received by the user and digital assets, other than the content of electronic communications, of the user, if the representative gives the custodian:

1. A written request for disclosure in physical or electronic form;

2. A certified copy of the death certificate of the user;

3. A certified copy of the letter of appointment of the representative or a small-estate affidavit or court order; and

4. If requested by the custodian:

a. A number, username, address, or other unique subscriber or account identifier assigned by the custodian to identify the user's account;

b. Evidence linking the account to the user;

c. An affidavit stating that disclosure of the user's digital assets is reasonably necessary for administration of the estate; or

d. A finding by the court that (i) the user had a specific account with the custodian, identifiable by the information specified in subdivision a or (ii) disclosure of the user's digital assets is reasonably necessary for administration of the estate.

2017, cc. 33, 80.

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