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SYK Seminar Series: Do You Know Where Your Digital Assets Are?
May 14, 2015 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
In the U.S., 2.6 million people die every year. How many had their affairs in order? How many left passwords and instructions for dealing with their online accounts and information?
As trustees, personal representatives, or family and loved ones left behind, how does one go about locating, accessing or managing important digital assets, such as electronic financial statements, digital family photos bequeathed to relatives, or wrapping up an online business?
Learn more from SYK litigator and digital asset lobbyist, Victoria Blachly, about planning for what happens with digital or virtual assets and online information when you or your client dies or becomes incapacitated, and the need for a VAIL (Virtual Asset Instruction Letter). This seminar will provide helpful planning tips and an update on the legislative changes in Oregon – and nationwide – where stakeholders are wrestling with necessary statutory changes.
Glenn Williamson, founder and CEO of WebCease, Inc., a Portland-based business, will also present on how his company helps heirs, executors, trustees and administrators find online accounts that are digital assets for the estate of the deceased. WebCease’s rapidly expanding service identifies active online accounts and instructs on the different options for retrieval, closure or memorialization in accordance with the policies of each site. Learn how using their affordable service can save time for families, assist fiduciaries, and help reduce the risk of identity theft, with their “nothing found, nothing charged” policy for legal professionals who offer the following services to their clients: Probate Administration, Estate Administration, Trust Administration, and Guardianships/Conservatorships.