Saskatchewan, CA introduces the Fiduciaries Access to Digital Information Act

Saskatchewan government in Canada enacted the Fiduciaries Access to Digital Information Act, becoming one of the first Canadian provinces to enact a legislation protecting fiduciary’s access to the digital assets of a deceased person. The legislation defines digital assets as: (a) any information stored on a computer and other digital devices; (b) content uploaded into websites, ranging from photos and documents; (c) rights in digital property, such as domain names or digital entitlements associated with online games and material created online. The act grants a fiduciary the right to access the digital assets of the individual which they are in the fiduciary relationship with, unless a will of the deceased prohibits it.