When it comes to digital assets, most people think of online banking and other financial accounts. However, virtual assets also include personal data such as family photos, videos, Facebook wall messages and other valued content. So much of our lives is now documented and stored online, and yet there is a lot of uncertainty about what happens to these personal assets when we die or become incapacitated.
Samuels Yoelin Kantor attorney Victoria Blachly is chairing the Oregon State Bar Virtual Assets Work Group that has developed a draft legislative proposal for statutory changes. She recently appeared on KATU (ABC affiliate) to speak on this issue.