Digital assets: A call to action


From social media accounts and email inboxes to crypto-assets and photographs, digital assets are an increasingly important part of people’s lives. But what happens to these assets when someone dies or is incapacitated? Following a major survey of its members in partnership with the Microsoft-funded Cloud Legal Project at Queen Mary University of London, STEP has found that there are a number of difficulties and risks involved in this area, from lack of awareness among both clients and practitioners, to a lack of consistency of both legislation and service provider policy and procedure.

Join this webinar to hear an international panel of experts discuss the findings of this survey and consider what actions need to be taken by practitioners, governments and service providers to manage the risks and enable effective estate planning and administration for digital assets.

This webinar is part of STEP's Thought Leadership Series.

You can read the research report discussed in this webinar here

Sharon Hartung, TEP, Your Digital Undertaker, Canada

Johan David Michels, Cloud Legal Project, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Jennifer Zegel TEP, Kleinbard, USA

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