2017 Revised Code of Washington
Title 11 - PROBATE AND TRUST LAW
11.120 Uniform fiduciary access to digital assets act.
11.120.080 Disclosure of other digital assets of deceased user.

RCW 11.120.080 Disclosure of other digital assets of deceased user.

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 catalogue 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, user name, or 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 (a) of this subsection; or

(ii) Disclosure of the user's digital assets is reasonably necessary for administration of the estate.

[ 2016 c 140 ยง 8.]

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