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UFADAA: Helping Executors, Trustees, Conservators, and POAs Gain Access to Digital Assets without CFAA and SCA Barriers

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 5:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Venue: Seattle Room / Dorsey & Whitney LLP  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $35.00

Computer and Technology Law Section Annual Meeting, Elections and CLE

Deadline to Register: May 17, 2015

The Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (UFADAA) was recently promulgated by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) to assist fiduciaries who represent deceased and incapacitated persons--personal representatives, trustees, conservators, and agents with power of attorney.  Each fiduciary needs access to the digital assets (electronic records) of the represented person, in order to administer the estate or trust or run the affairs of an incapacitated or authorizing person.  This Act clarifies that the fiduciary is an "authorized user" of the represented person's online accounts, rather than a "hacker" of those accounts, in violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and similar state statutes.  The Act presumes the fiduciary to have the "lawful consent" of the represented person to gain access to those accounts, rather than being barred from access by the Stored Communications Act (SCA) in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).  It requires the online service provider to provide access to the fiduciary, once certain conditions are met.  Professor Kunz was one of three ABA Advisors to the ULC study committee and drafting committee, bringing her electronic commerce expertise to the drafting process.


5:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Social Hour
6:00 – 6:15 p.m.  Section Annual Meeting & Elections (see details below)
6:15 – 7:15 p.m.  CLE


Christina L. Kunz , Professor Emerita, William Mitchell College of Law 

CLE Credit:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit applied for | Event Code: 204365 


Section Member:  FREE
MSBA Member but not member of the Computer and Technology Law Section:   $15
Non-MSBA Member:  $35
Law Student: FREE

Join the Computer and Technology Law Section and attend the CLE for FREE!
MSBA Members who are not members of the Computer and Technology Law Section can join the section and attend this CLE for FREE.  Your section membership will expire on June 30, 2016. Please call Tram Nguyen at 612-278-6316 to take advantage of this offer.

Remote Participation: 

Participation by teleconferencing is available.  Please indicate remote participation when registering.  Instructions will be sent via email one day prior to the CLE.


2015-2016 Section Council Elections:

The 2015-2016 slate of Officers and Council members for the Computer & Technology Law Section as recommended and nominated by the Elections Committee is available here . Please either vote for the slate in its entirety or, alternatively, vote for your choice of candidates or write-in the name of other candidates on the lines provided. Please bring your completed ballot to the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 .  If you will not be attending the Annual Meeting, please follow the ballot instructions below.

Ballot instructions for those NOT attending the Annual Meeting:

Place scan and email your ballot to Tram Nguyen at or fax it to her attention at 612-333-4927. If you wish to send a secret ballot, place your ballot into an unmarked envelope and place it into another envelope addressed to Tram Nguyen c/o MSBA, 600 Nicollet Mall, #380, Minneapolis, MN 55402 by Monday, May 18, 2015.

Want more information about the Computer and Technology Law Section
To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact Tram Nguyen | 612-278-6316

No sessions have been associated with this event.